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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Lua 5.3.0 (work1) now available
- From: Sean Conner <sean@...>
- Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 17:19:46 -0400
It was thus said that the Great Roberto Ierusalimschy once stated:
> > Just so I understand, what was the rationale for choosing 64 over 32 as the integer size?
> We have just discussed this subject today, a few hours ago. Check
> the list. (The main rationale for having integers is to allow 64-bit
> integers; you will not have 64-bit integers with a 32-bit integer size.)
As a thought---I know it's not C89, but what about changing the default
Lua numeric type to "long double" for those that need 64-bit integers? I
checked my 32-bit system and it reports back "12" for sizeof(long double),
and in the 64-bit system, it reports back '16'. To me, that seems like both
would be large enough to support true 64-bit integers.
-spc (That way, not much has to change internally ... )