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[Scheme-reports] WG1BallotRead published, John Cowan's comments
Jeffrey Read's ballot is now posted to WG1BallotRead.
# NaN-ness should be contagious: if any component of a numeric value
# is NaN, then the whole thing is "not a number". Accordingly complex
# numbers with one part NaN should be either forbidden, or nan? returns #t
# on them but not any predicates that apply to is-a-number numeric values.
Not allowing half-NaNs would seriously alienate the numerical users
community. We don't want to go there.
In #425 Add read-string, read-string!, write-string procedures to
(scheme base), he asks:
# How would encodings be handled?
In the same way as the rest of WG1: default encodings and encoding
control are implementation-dependent. I have a WG2 proposal to provide
detailed mechanisms for encoding control: see FilesAdvancedCowan and
SettingsListsCowan if you are interested in the details.
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