Proposal: 1) Number (integer or decimal) to Array 2) Array to Number (integer or decimal)

Naveen Chawla naveen.chwl at
Fri Mar 8 17:37:45 UTC 2019

I've probably missed it, but what application are you building that would
use this feature? Or, under what circumstances would an application use
this feature?

On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 at 17:24 guest271314 <guest271314 at> wrote:

> The code for "transforming" numeric values to array and array to numeric
> value has at least one complete implementation. That is not the goal of
> this proposal.
> The goal of this proposal is to suggest to this body to take up the task
> of defining the various manners in which that transformation can be
> achieved, as illustrated at the example for the number *e* at
> .
> From perspective here, the third example provides the output (in array
> representation) which can be manipulated more extensively than the previous
> two examples.
> [2, .718281828459045] // example 1
> [2.7, 18281828459045] // example 2
> [2, 0.7, 1, 8, 2, 8, 1, 8, 2, 8, 4, 5, 9] // example 3
> How should those three examples be named for disambiguation as to the
> output?
> If this body does decide to take up the matter of actually defining Number
> and/or Math, and Array methods to perform the conversions, it would be
> helpful if each of the three (and potentially more) possible outputs have a
> clearly defined name for that output.
> AFAIK, there is no prior art relevant to conversion or "transforming"
> JavaScript numeric values to array and array to numeric values.
> Does the above make sense to you relevant to the purpose of this proposal
> and what this proposal actually suggests?
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 4:45 PM Jeremy Martin <jmar777 at> wrote:
>> Is it fair to suggest that transforming numeric values to and from arrays
>> isn't the ultimate goal of this proposal? Based on your examples, it seems
>> there are specific manipulations you would like to be able to perform to
>> numeric values, and your contention is that these manipulations would be
>> more straightforward if various components of that value (i.e., the
>> individual digits, the decimal location, and the sign) were represented in
>> a "more structured" way (i.e., an array). Is that much a fair assessment?
>> If that's the case, could you expand on the specific manipulations
>> themselves? Preferably something more explicit and scoped than linking out
>> to one of these external references, if possible.
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