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Re: [Chicken-users] Why are 32 bit inexact?

From: Christian Kellermann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Why are 32 bit inexact?
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:47:03 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

* Sascha Ziemann <address@hidden> [141228 12:33]:
> Hi,
> I tried to play a bit with ARM assembler, but reading 4 byte from a port
> seems to be quite hard with Chicken.
> Why are 32 bits inexact?

Because in CHICKEN we use 3 bits of a machine word for type tagging.
So you cannot use all bits as a number and the number fill overflow
to a float representation.

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