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- Subject: Re: LUA_NUM_TYPE=long
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 14:08:48 -0300
> Is the LUA_NUM_TYPE support in the process of being finalized,
> or is it obsolete, or does it only apply to Lua's internal
> processings ?
I would mark the last option. The idea is: "official" Lua uses double; but
it is also part of the main idea behind Lua to be open enough so that you
can change whatever you need/want for your specific needs. So, LUA_NUM_TYPE
tries to make easier the task to change the "number" type in Lua, and it
takes the bulk of the work; but if you want a clean and elegant final
language with longs, you'd better put your hands on the code.