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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Mostly fix #1604

From: felix . winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Mostly fix #1604
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 13:57:29 +0200

> Besides, like I said in the other mail, then we'd still be calling
> allocating functions because (+ fixnum fixnum) => (or fixnum bignum).
> In fixnum mode, we'd want to use the overflowing unsafe fixnum ops.

And I think that is a situation where assuming a specific type is ok,
or at least not dangerous. An overflow is less likely (especially on 64
bit machines) and a weird result may be easier to track down.


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