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Re: (elisp)Object Internals

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: (elisp)Object Internals
Date: 19 Dec 2003 12:45:09 +0100
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Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

> I believe I understand now that the quote from `(elisp)Object
> Internals' should be changed to:
>     Depending on the operating system and type of machine for which
>     you compile Emacs, twenty-nine bits are used to address the
>     object, and the remaining three bits are used for a GC mark bit and
>     the tag that identifies the object's type.
> Is this accurate?

I think so.  

But I don't know if there are systems where this doesn't apply.

When I see "Depending on..." in a text, I would expect to see various
alternatives following that.  In this case there is nothing in the
text that suggests it actually depends on anything...

Perhaps a "may" in the right spot would is needed?

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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