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Re: [Gcl-devel] call-arguments-limit

From: Raymond Toy
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] call-arguments-limit
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:12:42 -0800
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>>>>> "Camm" == Camm Maguire <address@hidden> writes:

    Camm> Greetings!  Henry Baker <address@hidden> writes:

    >> Does GCL use some sort of bit mask for argument lists?
    >> That's fine, but I'm having trouble understanding when a bit
    >> mask will be useful beyond -- e.g., 32 arguments.
    >> After than, either the function accepts _any_ number of
    >> arguments, or it doesn't accept that many at all.

    Camm> Its a 32bit wide call descriptor which has 6 bits each for
    Camm> the maximum and minimum number of arguments, in addition to
    Camm> type info for the first 6 arguments, return value info, etc.

Just out of curiosity. Why do you need type info for the arguments?
Don't you pass around boxed objects and also return boxed objects?


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