Changeset 31494 in project


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Timestamp:
09/24/14 09:30:13 (5 years ago)
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sjamaan
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Numbers: Clarify treatment of extnums by analogy with srfi-4 vectors

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    88fundamental ones that have always been known by CHICKEN core, with the
    99new addition of bignums.  The extended numbers exist *ONLY* in Scheme,
    10 which means that to C they're just structure/record objects.  This
    11 rule is broken in only a handful of places (eqv, assq) for performance
    12 reasons.
     10which means that to C they're just structure/record objects (much like
     11the way SRFI 4 vectors are currently handled in core as second-class
     12citizens).  This rule is broken in only a handful of places (eqv, assq)
     13for performance reasons.
    1314
    1415In the CHICKEN 4 numbers egg, this is faked out because we can't truly
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