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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [math] Complex dilemmas
Date Thu, 05 Jun 2003 20:17:36 GMT
On Thursday, June 5, 2003, at 02:20 PM, Phil Steitz wrote:


> Given that it will be a fair amount of work to get a numerically sound 
> C9x compliant implementation together (what I have now does not implement 
> the transcendental functions at all and does not comply fully with C9x), 
> I propose that we drop this from our goals for initial release.  If 
> people really want direct support for complex numbers, we can bring them 
> in to a subsequent release.

(i wrote a basic complex numbers library (just for kicks) a few years ago 
and i also ran into design issues.) your plan seems like a good one. later,
  we might create a sub-package for complex number and dump the stuff you 
have into it (so that everyone can discuss it) but exclude it from 

- robert

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