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Re: [Scheme-reports] Padding/placeholders (hashes) in numerical syntax

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 4:09 AM, Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@x> wrote:
> While we're on the topic of numerical stuff in the standard, I'd like
> to ask why the "padding"/placeholder digits for numbers (# characters
> instead of digits inside a number) is kept around.

I'd like to hear from someone who knows the history
better, but I believe it's intended more as write syntax
than read - when someone asks for more digits of
precision than are available, the remainder use "#".


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