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- Subject: integers anyone?
- From: David Jeske <jeske@...>
- Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 19:28:10 -0700
Okay, I know this has come up as a discussion before, and the general
concensus was that integers were not necessary. However, I'm starting to
use Lua in a project where not having integers is going to make my life
difficult. I think lua is the right tool for the job, but it'll be much
nicer if Lua has integers.
I'm integrating Lua as an init/config/script/interactive edit language for
a board level hardware debugger. I've been running into problems with data
conversion going from U32 -> double -> write(format("%X",num));
I think it's mostly a problem with format() loosing precision. However, I
really need to be able to deal with bit math and also I need to be able to
enter hex constants and such into lua scripts.
I may end up using a userdata type for the time being. However, I would
much prefer not to have to do something like:
number = integer("0x44544a");
within all my Lua code.
Can we resurrect the integer discussion?
David Jeske (N9LCA) + http://www.chat.net/~jeske/ + firstname.lastname@example.org