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From: Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons <Diego.FERNANDEZ_PONS@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Does Caml have slow arithmetics ?

> In principle yes, because int values are represented as tagged
> (31bits) ints (with the LSB set to 1). So conversion is a shift
> followed by an addition (or viceversa).

Subsidiary question : why LSB instead of MSB ? I thought it would be
simpler to let the computations silently overflow and correct when
necessary the tag bit.

        Diego Olivier

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