Re: SH: Integer limits

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 5:50 PM Mark Nottingham <> wrote:
> From looking at the rest of the spec briefly, it looks like we lose some bitwise and shift operators as a result -- is that correct?

Yeah, and some of those can be synthesized.  <<1 can become *2.  The
loss doesn't seem particularly bad. The gain (2^22 times more space)
seems like a serious upside.

That this popular language is driving this decision is the only thing
that bothers me.  Yes, it's a popular language, but it's probably the
only one that doesn't have native 64-bit numbers (yet --

Would the use of bignums change this calculus?

Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:58:57 UTC