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2 points by akkartik 2068 days ago | link | parent

Yeah, I don't actually want to see rationals at the prompt. It's just that lisp has this nice distinction between 'write and 'print, with the guarantee that 'read can handle anything 'write emits. I'm loath to have write+read change a value in subtle ways.

In this case, that the repl uses 'write is an unfortunate constraint. Still thinking..



2 points by akkartik 2067 days ago | link

Update: I just realized my print solution sucks:

  arc> (prn (/ 3 2))
  1.5
  arc> (prn (list (/ 3 2)))
  (3/2)
Rolling it back. Let's just explicitly use real for now.

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