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Re: Why are Emacs integers so small?

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: Why are Emacs integers so small?
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 19:44:20 +0200

Am 06.05.2008 um 10:00 schrieb Davin Pearson:

Why are integers in Elisp restricted on some machines to 27 or 28 bits
of accuracy?

Because some bits (4) are used internally for Lisp purposes. In this millenium it's so easy to migrate to a useful processor with 64 or more bits and an operating system that supports these wealth that I don't see much sense in complaining.



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