(j3.2006) Asymmetry of REAL, CMPLX

Van Snyder Van.Snyder
Tue Jan 8 14:42:49 EST 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-07 at 20:27 -0800, Robert Corbett wrote:
> I am one of those who proposed providing a new intrinsic spelled
> COMPLEX that would be symmetric.  In what sense does it not solve
> the problem?

The problem is the surprise caused by the asymmetry of REAL and CMPLX.
This negatively affects reliability and economics.

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