On Jul 9, 2013, at 6:37 AM, Roberto Ierusalimschy <email@example.com> wrote:
Sure. The idea is that the default would be 64-64, but restricted systems
Just so I understand, what was the rationale for choosing 64 over 32 as the integer size? I was a little surprised by that given that integers would seem most useful on more restricted platforms where 64-bit integer is still (moderately) expensive (and also even that many "64-bit" OSes are compiled with 32-bit integers, such as OS X).
I suppose I was expecting something more like a 32-bit integer that would seamlessly overflow into a regular double if necessary.