# [Newbies] Re: Proper fractions?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Jul 26 21:43:41 UTC 2007

```This would work:

| x |
x := 4/3.
'(', x integerPart printString, '+', x fractionPart printString, ')'

and also would have the property of being self-evaluating just like
fractions did before.

Though I agree with Nic that this is not what I'd want to see by
default.

- Bert -

On Jul 26, 2007, at 23:17 , nicolas cellier wrote:

> Can the system come pre-programmed with every possible wish of
> every client for every domain?
>
> Propose your extensions, if use is sufficiently wide, they can
> eventually be adopted in an official image.
>
> I'm not sure this one will. It makes sense to you because the
> fraction denominator is small, a rather ideal case (the quotations
> case i guess) which does have full generallity.
>
> Could you tell me what is 3 (39854788871587/281474976710656)?
>
> We have plenty over ways to write fractions (continuous fraction
> expansion would be one) depending on the domain we are operating...
> Beside, since integerPart and fractionPart exists, extending is cheap.
>
> Nicolas
>
> Blake a écrit :
>> Hey, guys:
>>     Any way to make the fraction class print itself out with its
>> integer part separate from its fractional part. In other words, if
>> I have
>> 4/3
>> (an "improper" fraction) can I make it print out as:
>> 1 1/3
>> ? I mean, I know I can write a routine that does this but it
>> seemed odd to me that one doesn't exist.
>>     (And who came up with that whole "improper" terminology? Some
>> guys with small numerators, I'd bet....)
>>     ===Blake===
>
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