[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

number syntax

    Date: Thu, 9 Apr 87 16:19:28 cdt
    From: David Bartley <bartley%home%ti-csl.csnet@relay.cs.net>

    Has anyone implemented the -1+2i or 5@7 syntax for complex numbers?
    Is there strong resistance to Common Lisp's #c(-1 2) representation?

Actually, I think the #C(1 2) notation is really awful.  It was the result
of a compromise--some persons did not want to have to implement hairier
token parsing for complex numbers.  Much of the motivation for the notion
of "potential numbers" was to leave the path open for Common Lisp eventually
to adopt such a notation as -1+2i.