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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 16:01:08 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> I don't think we should go as far as removing these functions, as they
>>> can still be useful in some situations.  Let's not rush.
>> Agreed.  How 'bout we first try to actually make use of bignums?
>> E.g. changing Calc to use them instead of its own implementation of bignums?
> That probably wouldn't be too hard.

IIUC, such changes have already been applied to the Calc that's
distributed with SXEmacs (where Calc's former maintainer moved), so it's
probably worth looking at that code (and associated doc).

> Any suggestions for what kind of tests you'd want of the result?

Fast and exhaustive tests, of course ;-)


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