On Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 06:25:05AM -0800, Markus Kuhn wrote:
> > You may want to also consider the *21*-bit option now.
> Why? If we extend APIs and data structures from 16-bit integer types,
> then very naturally we will use 32-bit integer types. I see nowhere any
> benefit whatsoever in artificially introducing restrictions for
> character/glyph identifiers to 21 bits,
Lisp with tagged fixnums comes to mind. E.g., emacs have 28 bits for
(immediate) integer values.
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