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Re: [Scheme-reports] Three really picky points

On 2012-01-12, at 17:25, John Cowan wrote:

> Vincent Manis scripsit:
>> How about `Rational operations such as + should always produce exact
>> results where possible when given exact arguments'?
> On reflection, I think the definition of SHOULD does cover this.
> "There may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances [for an
> implementation] to ignore a particular item", namely that it does not
> allow arbitrarily large exact numbers.

It doesn't feel like it covers it to me; that sentence and the next seem 
contradictory (it's an apparent, not a real, contradiction). But the 
animal cruelty people have been on at me about flogging dead horses :) 

-- vincent

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