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- Subject: Re: Lua workshop: call for backup presentations.
- From: David Jones <drj@...>
- Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 11:00:50 +0100
On 24 Aug 2006, at 10:06, Andy Stark wrote:
Lua list <email@example.com> on Wednesday, August 23,
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
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
Of course, anyone wanting arbitrary precision arithmetic in Lua can
do it now with Church numbers.