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Re: Lisp reader syntax and bootstrap

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Lisp reader syntax and bootstrap
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2023 23:57:24 -0700
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On 2023-07-13 22:05, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
Maybe some wording like "approximates positive and negative infinities
with the largest and smallest representable finite numbers" would be
more accurate?

Unfortunately "smallest" connotes being close to zero. Also, I just looked at the C Standard again, and it doesn't guarantee that HUGE_VAL is the maximum 'double' on a VAX (!).

Anyway, thanks for pointing out the confusion. I installed the attached to try to clear matters up.

Attachment: 0001-Improve-doc-for-VAX-reading-NaN-INF.patch
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Attachment: 0002-Reorder-NaN-INF-paras.patch
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