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Re: Removing some workarounds for big integers

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: Removing some workarounds for big integers
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:57:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.50 (windows-nt)

On Mon 20 Aug 2018, Philipp wrote:

> Hi,
> now that Emacs has big integers, would it make sense to remove some of
> the workarounds for lack of big integer support that are still present?
> Specifically, the ‘make_fixnum_or_float’ and ‘INTEGER_TO_CONS’ macros.
> A replacement that would generate a fixnum or bignum depending on the
> input value seems strictly superior.  (It would require a bit more
> memory, but I don’t think memory pressure is an issue here.)

Yes, but that requires identifying all of the callers, and converting
them to support bignums. All fixable, but work to be done.


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