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*To*: ALAN@MIT-MC*Subject*: Re: sqrt(-1)*From*: fateman%UCBKIM@Berkeley (Richard Fateman)*Date*: Mon, 06 Jun 1983 17:18:00 -0000*Cc*: common-lisp@su-ai

(1+ fixnum) IS a fixnum in Franz. It is fairly important to our compiler that it be. It could be important that sqrt returns a real for similar reasons. You can record my vote as saying that IF sqrt returns complex sometimes, then there should be another say, sqrt-real. If you want to treat arithmetic as 2nd class, a tradition in Lisp, fine.

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