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Re: LilyPond and Guile rationals?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: LilyPond and Guile rationals?
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:04:23 -0700

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 6:31 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am getting increasingly annoyed at the abuse of pairs and Moment for
> denoting rational numbers, and the Rational C++ type has no interfaces
> of its own to Scheme.
> Does LilyPond have a history where Guile did not support rational
> numbers?

Yes. Rational numbers in GUILE are a "recent" addition, IIRC think
from GUILE 1.8.

> I am currently trying to do some cleanup in the area of rational number
> "interfaces" (there have been a few issues in the past week), and there
> is actually quite a bit of actually non-working code due to trying to
> manually simulate rational arithmetic and getting it wrong.

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