Often a rational-only exponentiation function is useful; that is, a rational number raised to an integer power. Should we add this procedure to the core so that exponentiation is available even if inexact rationals are not provided or not imported?

descriptionOften a rational-only exponentiation function is useful; that is, a rational number raised to an integer power. I propose adding this procedure to the core so that exponentiation is available even if inexact rationals are not provided or not imported.Often a rational-only exponentiation function is useful; that is, a rational number raised to an integer power. Should we add
this procedure to the core so that exponentiation is available even if inexact rationals are not provided or not imported?

I don't understand the motivation - why we can't use expt?

descriptionOften a rational-only exponentiation function is useful; that is, a rational number raised to an integer power. Should we add
this procedure to the core so that exponentiation is available even if inexact rationals are not provided or not imported?
Often a rational-only exponentiation function is useful; that is, a rational number raised to an integer power. Should we add this procedure to the core so that exponentiation is available even if inexact rationals are not provided or not imported?

resolution␣wontfix

statusnewclosed

WG1 chose not to provide this.