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Roberto Ierusalimschy <> writes:
> One extra "if" in a library function should not be considered a
> relevant cost if it improves the API.

I agree with this, but a change like "only one-shift operator" doesn't
actually seem to improve the API in a meaningful manner -- that is, it
doesn't make programs easier to write or understand for users, and
indeed it actually seems to do the opposite...


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