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669. Equivalent postive and negative signs in money_get

Section: [] Status: NAD Submitter: Thomas Plum Opened: 2007-04-16 Last modified: 2017-02-03

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Discussion: [], para 3 sentence 4 says:

If the first character of pos is equal to the first character of neg, or if both strings are empty, the result is given a positive sign.

One interpretation is that an input sequence must match either the positive pattern or the negative pattern, and then in either event it is interpreted as positive. The following objections has been raised:

The input can successfully match only a positive sign, so the negative pattern is an unsuccessful match.

[Plum ref _222612Y34, 222612Y51b]

[ Bill to provide proposed wording and interpretation of existing wording. ]

[ 2009-05-17 See Howard's comments in related issue 668. ]

[ Batavia (2009-05): ]

This discussion applies equally to issue 668 (q.v.). Howard has added examples there, and recommends either NAD or a resolution that adds his (or similar) examples to the Working Paper.

We recommend moving to NAD. Anyone who feels strongly about adding the examples is invited to submit corresponding wording. We further recommend issue 668 be handled identically.

Proposed resolution: