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On 24 Aug 2006, at 10:06, Andy Stark wrote:

Lua list <> on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at
21:05 +0000 wrote:
It has become a tradition for
scripting languages to
numbers come in
different kinds, by using coercion.
Is it worth discussing how Lua could
support more than one sort of number?

Would it make sense to have binary coded decimal numbers as the default
numeric type for Lua?

No.  But it's a hilarious curved ball, and well worth thinking about.

Since bignums are part of Common Lisp they deserve to be on the roadmap for Lua. Don't see why we should be wedded to a radix 10 implementation though.

Of course, anyone wanting arbitrary precision arithmetic in Lua can do it now with Church numbers.