Subject: Re: very large reals? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 19:27:37 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * tfb@conquest.OCF.Berkeley.EDU (Thomas F. Burdick) | If I were the benevolent dictator of CL, I'd make it so that 1.2 did | not read, or if it did, would produce the rational 12/10. To get a | float, you'd have to do #f<single, 1.2>. I think there might be a lot | of people who are really thankful I'm not the dictator of CL :) It is a pity that *read-default-float-format* does not accept 'rational as a possible value. Then you would have write 1.2f0 to get a float. rationalize is a very nice and useful function. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.