class formats

Michael Haupt mhaupt at
Tue May 16 18:43:14 UTC 2006

Hi Andreas,

On 5/16/06, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at> wrote:
>  > Can anyone confirm this? Or am I wrong?
> That is exactly correct. It's a little implementation trick so that the
> format doesn't have to be "normalized" for allocation. It originates
> from the days when even a shift was too slow in allocation; personally I
> find it a little awkward.

thanks for your answer.

Would a reimplementation in a different way significantly speed things
up, or is that just aesthetically unsatisfying? (I suspect shifts are
faster now.)



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