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Re: [Scheme-reports] [scheme-reports-wg1] Unintended consequences of #319

Alex Shinn scripsit:

> > What will (string->number "#x10" 8) return?
> >
> > I think the issue is with ambiguity.
> That would be an argument for returning #false
> on mis-matched radixes as John suggested, 

I made no such suggestion, nor any reference to `string->number` with
a second argument.  The value of the expression (string->number "0x10" 8)
is unquestionably 16.

Note that nobody these days would clamor for fundamental laws        John Cowan
of *the theory of kangaroos*, showing why pseudo-kangaroos are   cowan@x
physically, logically, metaphysically impossible.    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Kangaroos are wonderful, but not *that* wonderful.     --Dan Dennett on zombies

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