[M3devel] FW: unsigned integers?

Jay jayk123 at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 3 11:36:25 CEST 2008

truncated yet again, albeit slightly..

From: jayk123 at hotmail.comTo: rodney.bates at wichita.edu; m3devel at elegosoft.comSubject: RE: [M3devel] unsigned integers?Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 03:10:40 +0000

Very interesting.The suggestion of one of the links is that the extra range of a full unsigned type isn't particularly needed, once you have 31 bits instead of only 15.Now, in C, it is common to do a manual range check, and having unsigned cuts that check in half, makes it easier to get correct -- no need to remember to check for >=0, but also easy to do that..However Modula-3 does that checking for you, taking away more of the point of the full unsigned type.So I guess there's just no need.It might be nice to make Word.T != INTEGER though. ?Gotta run. - Jay
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