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On 09/07/2013 17.45, Joseph Manning wrote:
On 2013-Jul-09 (Tue) at 17:23 (+0200), Lorenzo Donati wrote:

Just for curiosity: what is the rationale behind this version bump
with this new "int" transparent mechanism? It seems that it
complicates the innards of Lua a lot and appears useful mostly for
people working with some "float hostile" environments.


    Well, if nothing else, it gives us direct support for integers
    up to 2^63-1 rather than 2^53-1 ( assuming 64-bit ).  To me at least,
    this is a genuine benefit.

    ( wow ... over a THOUSAND times as many integers ... woo-hoo! )


Joseph Manning / Computer Science / UCC Cork Ireland /

Ah! I missed that. Of course this is a definite improvement for some applications.

-- Lorenzo

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