bug of newLISP v.10.6.0

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Jian Leng
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bug of newLISP v.10.6.0

Post by Jian Leng »

Hi NewLisper,

I found the predicate number? has a bug.
when input number? 2323abc, it will return
true. So I think its a bug.

David

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Re: bug of newLISP v.10.6.0

Post by rickyboy »

It's not a bug. 2323 is a number.
(λx. x x) (λx. x x)

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Re: bug of newLISP v.10.6.0

Post by rickyboy »

:)

The TLDR is that newlisp parses 2323abc as two atoms, namely the integer 2323 and the symbol abc. Finally, the primitive number? only reads its first argument (and ignores any additional arguments). So saying

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(symbol? 2323abc)
is the same as saying

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(symbol? 2323 abc)
(λx. x x) (λx. x x)

Jian Leng
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Re: bug of newLISP v.10.6.0

Post by Jian Leng »

I see. Thanks a lot.

David

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Re: bug of newLISP v.10.6.0

Post by xytroxon »

That is not always a good "feature"...

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> (setq abc 123OX 456)
456
> abc
123   ; abc  should be 1230
> X 
nil   ; X should be 456
In the dyslexic process of anticipating to shift to type the "X" key, I hit the "O" (oh) key instead of the "0" (zero) key. (aka "toushie" typing ;o) Parser missed an error it might/should have caught by enforcing whitespace separation at the end of a numerical value.

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> OX
> 456 ; There it is!!!
-- xytroxon
"Many computers can print only capital letters, so we shall not use lowercase letters."
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Re: bug of newLISP v.10.6.0

Post by Lutz »

The way newLISP parses numbers is practical when parsing normal text. Numbers are often followed by unit identifiers, e.g.:

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> (parse "length 100cm")
("length" "100" "cm")
> (parse "temperature is 100°")
("temperature" "is" "100" "°")
> (parse "weight is 10lbs")
("weight" "is" "10" "lbs")
> (parse "100$")
("100" "$")
> (parse "100¥")
("100" "¥")
> (parse "100€")
("100" "€")
> (parse "100e3€")
("100e3" "€")
> 100e3
100000

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Re: bug of newLISP v.10.6.0

Post by xytroxon »

Please add a few of those examples to the parse section of the newLISP manual.

We humans are not well-versed in these advanced logic designs of the Krell*...

-- xytroxon

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krell
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