Reading infinity

From: David Fox <>
Date: 01 Oct 1996 05:19:00 -0400

I just ran into a problem where I can't read numbers that I wrote:
(This is on an x86 CPU)

  STk> (define n 1.79769313486233e+308)
  STk> (format (current-output-port) "%s\n" n)
  STk> (define n Inf.0)
  *** Error:
      unbound variable: inf.0
  Current eval stack:
    0 (%syntax-define n inf.0)

Is there any way to read and write infinity or minus infinity? I
supose I could check each number and write the value shown above it it
was too big.
David Fox		xoF divaD
NYU Media Research Lab    baL hcraeseR aideM UYN
Received on Tue Oct 01 1996 - 10:48:01 CEST

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