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Re: (+ (values 1 2)) should be 1

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: (+ (values 1 2)) should be 1
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 19:10:56 +0200

On 25 May 2011, at 18:54, Mark H Weaver wrote:

>>>> Right, but as the result is unspecified according to the standard, the
>>>> Guile manual suggests that the value SCM_UNSPECIFIED as an
>>>> interpretation of that. I merely say that I think it would be a good
>>>> idea.
>> ...
>>> Having said all this, one could still make the case that we should
>>> attempt to return SCM_UNSPECIFIED from expressions whose values are
>>> unspecified by the standards whenever _practical_.  However, doing this
>>> would prevent us from implementing extensions to many aspects of the
>>> standard.
>> Then sec. of the manual needs to be clarified. It should say
>> if a returned value is SCM_UNSPECIFIED then the standard says it is
>> unspecified, but not the other way around.
> Okay, I have clarified the description of SCM_UNSPECIFIED.


> Thanks for pointing this out.

You are welcome.


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