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Re: proposed getitimer and setitimer functions

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: proposed getitimer and setitimer functions
Date: 10 Jul 2001 16:04:57 -0500
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Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:

> Marius Vollmer <address@hidden> writes:
> > What about collapsing the "secs" and "microsecs" value into one, with
> > a unit of microseconds.  With bignums, we don't need to use long-hand
> > for multi-word numbers.
> So is there a "standard" way to check the range of the bignum and
> break it up into two long ints.  Last time I tried this, I had to go
> to some trouble on the scm side, but I think that may have been
> because I was tring to accomodate older guiles and the bit shifting
> ops were broken.

For now, I'm going to commit the versions that explicitly require two
longs (and so match the C call semantics exactly), but we can easily
change them easily to take bignums as soon as we reach a consensus,
presumably before the 1.6 release -- in fact, I'll add a TODO item.

Rob Browning
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