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Re: Using the GNU GMP Library for Bignums in Emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Using the GNU GMP Library for Bignums in Emacs
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:54:23 -0400

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  > We could invent a special syntax along those lines, though it would need to 
  > differ from "%24x" which already means pad with spaces to 24 characters. 
  > However, there's little point to a special syntax since one can easily 
  > the same effect without it. For example, to format the low-order 24 bits of 
  > one can already use (format "%x" (logand N #xffffff)) and this will 
continue to

The reason to invent a special syntax is to get the commonly desired
result in a simpler way.  If I am right that this is what people
want, why make it hard?

Dr Richard Stallman
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