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Re: small integers
- To: Scott_Fahlman@SEF-PMAX.SLISP.CS.CMU.EDU
- Subject: Re: small integers
- From: kab (Kim Barrett)
- Date: Sat, 10 Oct 92 19:40:45
- Cc: "Robert A. Cassels" <cassels@CAMBRIDGE.APPLE.COM>, info-dylan@CAMBRIDGE.APPLE.COM
- Full-name: Kim Barrett
> Before someone suggests it, I don't like the idea of making + use "correct"
> maybe-bignum semantics in all situations, forcing the user to write fixnum+
> to get the more efficient fixnum-only form. Some users will wirte a lot of
> fixnum-only code, and we shouldn't force them to make their code ugly in
> this way. So I think the big switch that affects the interpretation of +,
> -, and friends is an important feature of this proposal.
Define a module that imports the Dylan module variable "+" under the name
"generalized+" and the Dylan module variable "fix+" as "+" ...