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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] [CHICKEN 5] Change numerics representation

From: felix . winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] [CHICKEN 5] Change numerics representations
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:31:54 +0200

> All in all, I think these changes are worthwhile but for the caveat
> that it results in us having NO MORE reserved type tags left!  In
> fact, the complete change is only possible because we dropped the
> SWIG pointer type; before that we only had two reserved types left.
> I don't see an easy way to reclaim type tags elsewhere; we don't have
> that many.  Maybe (but only MAYBE) we could get rid of lambda info as
> a separate core type.

Maybe we can phase out the "tagged pointer" type? Having one reserved tag
left would be a good thing, IMHO.


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