who ever performed bit logic on large negative integer?

Stephan Rudlof sr at evolgo.de
Sat Jan 26 16:27:05 UTC 2008

On 26.01.2008 16:54, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>>> It is possible to work out bitwise ops on magnitude representation, 
>>> by computing the two's complement representation on the fly in the 
>>> primitives or in the fallback Smalltalk code.
>> OK, another - better - way to go: should be much less work than 
>> changing the representation.

> That's exactly what nicolas's patch in mantis does.

Thanks for the clearification!


> Paolo

Stephan Rudlof (sr at evolgo.de)
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