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Re: [Chicken-users] Using fmt and numbers eggs together

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Using fmt and numbers eggs together
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 17:11:41 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Sudarshan S Chawathe scripsit:

> When not using the numbers egg, fmt's behavior seems to be as expected
> (given Chicken's implementation of numbers without the 'numbers' egg).

Since the fmt egg is compiled without the numbers egg, it only recognizes
native Chicken numbers, i.e. fixnums and flonums.  The way to fix that
is to fetch the fmt egg, introduce "(use numbers)" into the appropriate
places, and rebuild the egg locally.

> Is this a known limitation of fmt with 'numbers'?

It's a limitation of the numbers egg: programs (other than csi itself)
have to be compiled with it to work with it.  Chicken 5 will make
this go away, fortunately.

John Cowan        address@hidden
Let's face it: software is crap. Feature-laden and bloated, written under
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languages and inadequate tools, trying to connect to heaps of broken or
obsolete protocols, implemented equally insufficiently, running on
unpredictable hardware -- we are all more than used to brokenness.
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