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From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Int overflow in literals
On 3 Nov 2003, skaller wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 08:14, Oleg Trott wrote:
> > On Thursday 30 October 2003 03:05 pm, Issac Trotts wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Or, better yet, use Big_int:
> 
> Felix does that, and i'm very happy with the idea.
> Constant folding is done in "infinite" precision.
> The check for size, if done, would occur in the backend
> code generator .. not the parser.
> 

This is a bad idea.  I'd like the constant folding to be done in the word 
length that the code will be executed in- this way, there is no difference 
between code that is executed at run time and code that is executed at 
compile time.

Now, being able to have bignum constants...

Brian


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