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

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] An alternative internal time type.
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:09:24 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Peter Bex scripsit:

> 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.

FWIW, R7RS-small (time) returns an inexact integer to minimize
unpredictable allocation.

John Cowan        address@hidden
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