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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Lunatik -- NetBSD kernel scripting with Lua (GSoC project
- From: Lourival Vieira Neto <lourival.neto@...>
- Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 19:47:11 -0300
On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 6:12 PM, Javier Guerra Giraldez
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Lourival Vieira Neto
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> the only limitation on the
>> language _core_ is the numeric format. It was redefined from a
>> floating point type to an integer type (long long).
> just curious, why was that needed? is floating point forbidden by
> code conventions?
Sorry, I copied this mail for two mailing list.. This should be
well-known just by the kernel folks, the floating point unit typically
is not used inside the operating system kernel, because it is too
expensive to save its context.
Lourival Vieira Neto