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1.0e+6 vs 1.0E+6, more food for thought
- To: kmp @ MIT-OZ
- Subject: 1.0e+6 vs 1.0E+6, more food for thought
- From: Glenn S. Burke <GSB @ MIT-MC>
- Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1984 01:47:00 -0000
- Cc: common-lisp @ SU-AI, BUG-LISPM @ MIT-OZ, KBE-I-FILE @ MIT-OZ
Received: from MIT-AVATAR by MIT-OZ via Chaosnet; 22 Feb 84 17:22-EST
Date: Wednesday, 22 February 1984, 17:22-EST
From: Kent M Pitman <kmp%MIT-OZ@MIT-MC.ARPA>
In Release 4.5 on PA Lisp Machine Avatar:
It would be nice if there were an advertised switch variable
controlling whether floating point numbers printed with the
"e" in complemented case. In particular, we use the Lisp floating
point number printer to display floating point numbers in the
PL/1 component of our system and since PL/1 is, in most
implementations, case sensitive, we'd prefer in that context
to see the E in the same case as the rest of the code. Is this
reasonable or should we just use ~ ?
NIL had been printing floating point exponents in lower case by default,
but i changed it back to upper case because most people got confused by
long floats with the lower case "l" exponent marker embedded in the output.
(I haven't done the common-lisp printing stuff yet.) Anyone else
out there in CL land have this experience, or suggestions?