--- ais/ai-00018.txt 2000/01/26 18:24:20 1.3 +++ ais/ai-00018.txt 2000/06/21 23:39:06 1.4 @@ -19,8 +19,9 @@ 4.5.6(11) says: -The expression X**N with the value of the exponent N positive is -equivalent to the expression X*X*...X (with N-1 multiplications) except +The expression X ** N with the value of the exponent N positive is +equivalent to the expression X * +X * ...X (with N-1 multiplications) except that the multiplications are associated in an arbitrary order. However, RM83 required left-to-right associations. Is this an upward @@ -28,8 +29,8 @@ !response -RM83 required left-to-right associations, and AI-00137 confirmed this. -AI-00868 allows arbitrary association, but AI-00868 was never formally +RM83 required left-to-right associations, and AI83-00137 confirmed this. +AI83-00868 allows arbitrary association, but AI83-00868 was never formally approved. Hence, this represents an upward inconsistency, and should have been so documented in the AARM.

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