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Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch

From: Pip Cet
Subject: Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 02:25:20 +0000

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 1:50 AM Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote:
> But anyway, as Richard implies, it's a read syntax that's strangely
> difficult to remember.  Would it make sense to have a variable like
> `positive-infinity' (etc) or `math-positive-infinity'?  Or perhaps we'll
> all start remembering it after seeing it sprinkled throughout the source
> code after a while.

How about making (min) = 1.0e+INF and (max) = -1.0e+INF? That would be
easier to type, and it's mathematically correct. We could even
optimize it in the bytecode compiler.

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