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Re: [Scheme-reports] Strong win later reversed: Real numbers have imaginary part #e0

On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM, John Cowan <cowan@x> wrote:
Alex Shinn scripsit:

> Yes, the intention is to catch overflow as well, though infinity is a
> useful numerical concept and I have no intention to remove those values.

In that case, what is the reciprocal of negative infinity?

Zero, of course.  And the reciprocal of zero is an exception.
> I think any slow-down is better than giving the wrong answer,

That's what exact arithmetic is for.

Exact arithmetic can run out of memory.


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