unnecessary zero fill and nil out

Lex Spoon lex at cc.gatech.edu
Tue Sep 12 19:51:06 UTC 2000

Yoshiki Ohshima <ohshima at is.titech.ac.jp> wrote:
>   More general solution to eliminate unnecessary nil-out is
> difficult.  But one aproximation of this would be a instance
> creation primitive for bit object that doesn't do nil-out.

I personally wouldn't like such a feature.  It's great that Squeak is
*really* solid against using uninitialized values, and this would remove
that safety.  I'd rather have slow and sure, especially when "slow" is
plenty fast already.


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