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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Making 'eq' == 'eql' in bignum branch
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 18:37:51 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>         address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:18:21 -0400
> >> BTW, anyone interested in adding support for buffers larger than
> >> most-positive-fixnum (using bignums) so that it can also be
> >> done --without-wide-int?
> > Wouldn't that be much slower than --with-wide-int?
> I don't want to pay for --with-wide-int in my builds because I almost
> never look at such large files.

How can you not pay for that?  If you are saying that operating on
buffers and strings will only use GMP when we exceed the C limits, it
would mean an addition of a lot of tests where we currently just do
simple arithmetics on buffer/string positions.  Or am I missing

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