[Ecls-list] ECL's view of floats

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Sun Aug 13 18:05:22 UTC 2006

A related but slightly different issue, so I post this separately.

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll wrote:
> The first part is ok with me, but I don t understand that with the
> immediate short-float type.

On 64-bit machines, are 32-bit floats still allocated in the heap?  If
so, wouldn't it be better to make them an immediate data type?
Obviously there is plenty of space to put a 32-bit float in a 64-bit
word, and still have type tag bits.

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