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bug#8545: issues with recent doprnt-related changes

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#8545: issues with recent doprnt-related changes
Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 07:41:42 -0700
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On 05/06/11 06:33, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand the details more than you do.  AFAIK the
> MOST_POSITIVE_FIXNUM limit only comes into play when the number goes
> through Lisp_Object somewhere.  And we never show "length, including
> terminating nul-byte" to Elisp, so the nul-byte shouldn't matter: while
> the C array will have size MOST_POSITIVE_FIXNUM + 1, this will only be
> represented in EMACS_INT which can accommodate it just fine.

First, you say you're not sure you understand the details;
then, you explain the situation perfectly!  :-)


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