[squeak-dev] The Trunk: Kernel-eem.883.mcz
bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Nov 20 13:25:21 UTC 2014
On 20.11.2014, at 03:53, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 05:18:43PM -0800, Eliot Miranda wrote:
>> On Nov 19, 2014, at 3:24 PM, "David T. Lewis" <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 08:12:50PM +0000, commits at source.squeak.org wrote:
>>>> Eliot Miranda uploaded a new version of Kernel to project The Trunk:
>>>> ==================== Summary ====================
>>>> Name: Kernel-eem.883
>>>> Author: eem
>>>> Time: 19 November 2014, 12:12:39.345 pm
>>>> UUID: 2ccdf2d6-38ff-4d1a-87c8-c411b596a068
>>>> Ancestors: Kernel-nice.882
>>>> Add class inst vars to hold SmallInteger class>>minVal
>>>> and maxVal. Add SmallInteger to the front of the
>>>> start-up list. Update SmallInteger's class comment
>>>> with 64-bit info.
>>> This is a very nice implementation, with a good class comment :)
>> Thanks, Dave. I can't take any credit. This is essentially how Smalltalk-80 V2 does it (burned in my brain from years ago). But it was fun looking up quintillion :-)
> On no, I just looked it up on the all-knowing internet and discovered that
> quintillion is locale-dependent.
Indeed, quintillion sounded way too large to me.
> Maybe we need a QuintillionPlugin?
In Eliot's locale apparently quintillion equals one:
"The allowable range is approximately +- 1^18 (+- 1 quintillion)."
SmallIntegers from -1 to 1 are indeed rather small ;)
- Bert -
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