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

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:00:28 -0400
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On 2018-08-28 08:15, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> If “1.0e+INF” is hard to remember, how about defining symbols “+inifinity”
> Pip's suggestion is to use (max) for that.

I think you read Pip's suggestion backward: (max) would return -infinity, not 
+infinity.  (Which makes sense, since you want max to distribute over list 

FWIW, I'm not a fan of using either (min) or (max) to represent minus infinity; 
it looks a bit odd.  Many other languages have an infinity constant already, so 
that pattern is well established; making (max) an alias for either of the 
infinities is prone to introducing confusion.

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