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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:23:55 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:37:01 -0400
> >> I think references to most-positive-fixnum (and implicit ones, like
> >> using Frandom without an argument) should be eliminated. Fixnum range
> >> is now an implementation detail.
> > That is too radical, IMO.
> I think what Pip is saying is that we should review all *uses* of
> most-positive-fixnum, because it's very likely that many/most of them
> are now wrong or suboptimal.
> That doesn't mean we should remove most-positive-fixnum itself.

I didn't think he meant to remove it.  But the goal of eliminating
references to it can only go so far, because there are legitimate use
cases for referencing it.  References that are no longer needed should
be removed, but this is a case by case decision, and sometimes a
judgment call, not an absolute requirement that Pip's wording hinted

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