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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, 04 Oct 2016 10:00:12 +0200

> > A somewhat disturbing patch, but it does indeed simplify the
> > code.
> What's disturbing?  The huge amount of changes?

So many hardcoded numbers, easy to get things wrong.

> > 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.

"They" means tagged pointers? I agree.


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