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Re: More over-engineering

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: More over-engineering
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2015 15:13:26 -0800
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Stefan Monnier wrote:
The only advantage in this respect is that the representation of
Lisp_Object is encapsulated inside Emacs core, so the same module can be
used with a "emacs-32bit-narrow-int" and on "emacs-32bit-wide-int".
The cost for that minor advantage seems way out of proportion.

I agree. Although I'm a fan of --with-wide-int, I don't think it should force this extra complication in modules. People who want Emacs with wide ints can build modules to suit. This is the same as 32- vs 64-bit off_t, in traditional C libraries.

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