Number: 1378

Date:  8-Jun-84 10':00':25

Submitter: Masinter

Source: Masinter

Subject: reorganize Manual arithmetic section to stress Generic arithmetic

Assigned To: 

Attn: Documentation

Status: Open


Problem Type: Documentation

Impact: Moderate

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Language Support

Subsystem: Arithmetic



Lisp Version:  6-Jun-84 15':58':44

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

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Description: In Interlisp-D, the generic arithmetic functions PLUS, TIMES, etc. are as efficient as the non-generics IPLUS, ITIMES, etc. and should be stressed in the documentation. It simplifies the users life to only know about one kind of numeric function. This follows the trend of Common Lisp, too, and makes Interlisp seem less retrograde.'


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Edit-By: masinter

Edit-Date: 13-Jul-84 15':53':19