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

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] [CHICKEN 5] Change numerics representations
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:33:53 +0200
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On Mon, Oct 03, 2016 at 09:12:53PM +0200, address@hidden wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 08, 2016 at 10:56:39PM +0200, Peter Bex wrote:
> > > The attached patches add a custom type for bignums (first patch) and
> > > custom types for ratnums/cplxnums (second patch).  This reduces the
> > > aforementioned C_s_a_i_times() pre-allocation from 40 to 29 words.
> >
> > Here's an updated version, because the original patch doesn't apply
> > anymore due to the C_BUCKET_TYPE removal.
> Signed off and pushed.

Hurrah!  Thank you.

> A somewhat disturbing patch, but it does indeed simplify the
> code.

What's disturbing?  The huge amount of changes?

> Having only one type bit lefft worries me a bit, though.

We could still get rid of the tagged pointer type.  After some more
thought on the matter, I believe they're mostly worthless.


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