[Vm-dev] Signed/unsigned shifting (was: VMMaker.oscog-eem.950.mcz)

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Nov 22 13:12:56 UTC 2014

On 21.11.2014, at 23:01, Eliot Miranda uploaded VMMaker.oscog-eem.950.mcz
> Introduce >>> as an explicitly signed shift.

Ugh, can we pick something else, please? It's really confusing. In various languages (notably Java and JavaScript), >> is signed and >>> unsigned. I don't know any language that has both operators and the meaning reversed.

And >> still means signed or unsigned depending on context. Not nice at all.

How about ...

	>> signed/unsigned depending on type (what we have now)
	>>+ force unsigned shift
	>>- force signed shift

- Bert -

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