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Re: [Chicken-hackers] An alternative internal time type.

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] An alternative internal time type.
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 13:39:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 08:54:44AM +0200, "Jörg F. Wittenberger" wrote:
> Hi,
> the attached patch adds initial support for an alternative internal time
> representation.  (Keeps the default as "double".)
> The idea is to ease future porting and special use cases.  (E.g., maybe
> run on ARM Cortex-M, which does not like floats and divisions.)

Hello Joerg,

Thanks for the patch.  However, I'm not sure how useful it will be,
considerng that CHICKEN 5 is now (or should be) using exact integers
everywhere (so it'll use bignums to store timestamps), and I don't
think we should be adding such big-impact changes to CHICKEN 4 at
this point.  Of course other core members may disagree.


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