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Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:02:14 -0700
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Elias MÃ¥rtenson wrote:
I'm wondering why you
don't use the high order bits of the exponent instead of the low order bits
of the mantissa?

Because my benchmark was quick and dirty, and it was easier to mess with the low order bits that the code is already messing with. I have been considering using high order bits. (It's also possible to use some of each.)

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