Scheme vs. CommonLisp vs. the World
Henry G. Baker
Mon, 12 May 1997 16:44:14 -0700 (PDT)
> I think I can count on my hands how many people think
> complex numbers should be retained in a new CL.
I agree that complex numbers should _not_ be part of 'basic'/primitive
Lisp, but it should be possible to program them as a library package
on top. Ditto for bignums. (Ditto for multidimensional arrays and
Indeed, one of my complaints in 'Equal Rights' was the inability in CL
to define a new _functional_ type and have it compare correctly. All
of the CL defstruct and CLOS types were forced by the CL standard to
be mutable (nonfunctional) types.
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