Issues creating instance of SmallInteger

Michael Haupt mhaupt at
Mon May 15 07:31:36 UTC 2006


On 5/15/06, John M McIntosh <johnmci at> wrote:
> > I was not aware of that GC flag bit, but I had actually been wondering
> > why one bit was "wasted" when pointers/references are word-aligned...
> > Can you point me to a place in the image where that is made clear?
> Ah, well this is wrong, let me dig further, this came from some
> discussions we were having about 64 bit
> squeak and I wonder if some of that creep into the conversation,
> since mmm 30  bits of data, and 1 bit for sign.

thank you very much for clarifying this. I was worried about probably
not having the students told the whole truth. :-)



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