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( - [ number? z ] ... ) number?
-, / With two or more arguments, these procedures return the difference or quotient of their arguments, associating to the left. With one argument, however, they return the additive or multiplicative inverse of their argument. It is an error if any argument of / other than the first is an exact zero. If the first argument is an exact zero, an implementation may return an exact zero unless one of the other arguments is a NaN.
( / [ number? z1 ] [ number? z2 ] ... ) number?
-, / With two or more arguments, these procedures return the difference or quotient of their arguments, associating to the left. With one argument, however, they return the additive or multiplicative inverse of their argument. It is an error if any argument of / other than the first is an exact zero. If the first argument is an exact zero, an implementation may return an exact zero unless one of the other arguments is a NaN.
( ceiling [ real? x ] ) real?
floor, ceiling, truncate, round These procedures return integers. The floor procedure returns the largest integer not larger than x. The ceiling procedure returns the smallest integer not smaller than x, truncate returns the integer closest to x whose absolute value is not larger than the absolute value of x, and round returns the closest integer to x, rounding to even when x is halfway between two integers. Rationale: The round procedure rounds to even for consistency with the default rounding mode specified by the IEEE 754 IEEE floating-point standard. Note: If the argument to one of these procedures is inexact, then the result will also be inexact. If an exact value is needed, the result can be passed to the exact procedure. If the argument is infinite or a NaN, then it is returned.
( char->integer [ char? char ] ) integer?
Given a Unicode character, char->integer returns an exact integer between 0 and #xD7FF or between #xE000 and #x10FFFF which is equal to the Unicode scalar value of that character. Given a non-Unicode character, it returns an exact integer greater than #x10FFFF. This is true independent of whether the implementation uses the Unicode representation internally. Given an exact integer that is the value returned by a character when char->integer is applied to it, integer->char returns that character.
( current-jiffy ) integer?
Returns the number of jiffies as an exact integer that have elapsed since an arbitrary, implementation-defined epoch. A jiffy is an implementation-defined fraction of a second which is defined by the return value of the jiffies-per-second procedure. The starting epoch is guaranteed to be constant during a run of the program, but may vary between runs. Rationale: Jiffies are allowed to be implementation-dependent so that current-jiffy can execute with minimum overhead. It should be very likely that a compactly represented integer will suffice as the returned value. Any particular jiffy size will be inappropriate for some implementations: a microsecond is too long for a very fast machine, while a much smaller unit would force many implementations to return integers which have to be allocated for most calls, rendering current-jiffy less useful for accurate timing measurements.
( current-second ) real?
Returns an inexact number representing the current time on the International Atomic Time (TAI) scale. The value 0.0 represents midnight on January 1, 1970 TAI (equivalent to ten seconds before midnight Universal Time) and the value 1.0 represents one TAI second later. Neither high accuracy nor high precision are required; in particular, returning Coordinated Universal Time plus a suitable constant might be the best an implementation can do.
( denominator [ rational? q ] ) integer?
numerator, denominator These procedures return the numerator or denominator of their argument; the result is computed as if the argument was represented as a fraction in lowest terms. The denominator is always positive. The denominator of 0 is defined to be 1.
( digit-value [ char? char ] ) ( or #f integer? )
This procedure returns the numeric value (0 to 9) of its argument if it is a numeric digit (that is, if char-numeric? returns #t), or #f on any other character.
( exact [ number? z ] ) exact?
The procedure exact returns an exact representation of z. The value returned is the exact number that is numerically closest to the argument. For exact arguments, the result is the same as the argument. For inexact nonintegral real arguments, the implementation may return a rational approximation, or may report an implementation violation. For inexact complex arguments, the result is a complex number whose real and imaginary parts are the result of applying exact to the real and imaginary parts of the argument, respectively. If an inexact argument has no reasonably close exact equivalent, (in the sense of =), then a violation of an implementation restriction may be reported.
( floor [ real? x ] ) integer?
floor, ceiling, truncate, round These procedures return integers. The floor procedure returns the largest integer not larger than x. The ceiling procedure returns the smallest integer not smaller than x, truncate returns the integer closest to x whose absolute value is not larger than the absolute value of x, and round returns the closest integer to x, rounding to even when x is halfway between two integers. Rationale: The round procedure rounds to even for consistency with the default rounding mode specified by the IEEE 754 IEEE floating-point standard. Note: If the argument to one of these procedures is inexact, then the result will also be inexact. If an exact value is needed, the result can be passed to the exact procedure. If the argument is infinite or a NaN, then it is returned.