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Re: current-time and GMP

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: current-time and GMP
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 22:51:07 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (darwin)

>>>>> "SM" == Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

SM> The time-manipulation code is just pretty ugly because of the need to
SM> manipulate those 3-4 element list, basically performing bignum-style
SM> operations by hand (see (F)time_add, (F)time_substract, .... in
SM> editfns.c).

True, but all of this is behind an interface that people will probably keep
using for a decade at least, to stay compatible with older Emacsen. As long as
it's hidden behind an API, I'm not as concerned if the (basically existential)
type of time values is ugly.

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