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Re: Bug#38708: eq vs eql in byte-compiled code

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Bug#38708: eq vs eql in byte-compiled code
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 14:55:40 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> In other words, making bignums/flonums slower may seem to have no bad
> effects, until suddenly it has.

Agreed for flonums, but not for bignums: the bignum-replacements in
Emacs<27 were pretty inefficient, so I think we can use hash-consed
bignums without incurring a performance cost relative to Emacs-26.

IOW hash-cons'd bignums may be slower than "the best bignums we can
have", but they're still faster than the "the best bignums we used to


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