Version 4 (modified by cowan, 4 years ago) (diff)


These are things to consider making mandatory in the large language that are optional in the small language. See WG2Dockets for other dockets.

Full numeric tower support (bignums, ratios, flonums, compnums)

Exact complex numbers

Return exact results on exact arguments whenever possible (e.g. (sqrt 4))

Full Unicode support:

  • all Unicode characters as characters
  • all Unicode characters except perhaps U+0000 in strings
  • all allowed Unicode characters in identifiers

Unicode identifiers

Fixnums must be at least 24 bits signed

Signal an error on all ItIsAnError situations

Provide all R7RS-small libraries

Forcing a non-promise returns the object

Implicit forcing of promises by primitives

Require Unicodely-correct downcasing of Σ.

Support for multiple inexact-number precisions

Input/output ports