[Vm-dev] [commit][3152] Make sure to compile the SmallFloat64 primitives.

Andres Valloud avalloud at smalltalk.comcastbiz.net
Fri Nov 28 01:17:47 UTC 2014

I'd rather this didn't happen... now we will always have to remember 
that "float32" is really what everybody else calls "float", "float64" is 
really what everybody else calls "double", and "float80" is... who 
knows... maybe the x87 extended double...

It is a "double", what's the problem with calling it a "double"?

On 11/26/14 14:42 , Eliot Miranda wrote:
> No.  Bert suggested (IIRC) ImmediateFloat64 and BoxedFloat64 and I went
> with SmallFloat64 and BoxedFloat64 for two reasons.  SmallFloat64
> because I like the symmetry with SmallInteger, and because this name
> scheme gracefully admits SmallFloat32, BoxedFloat32 and BoxedFloat80 if
> ever there was the energy to add them.

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