[Vm-dev] Signed at:[put:] primitives for bits classes

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Wed Jun 20 19:24:17 UTC 2018

> On 20-06-2018, at 11:46 AM, Eliot Miranda <eliot.miranda at gmail.com> wrote:
> I propose extending the semantics of 164 & 165 so that they match 60 & 61, except that they provide signed access to 8, 16, 32 & 64 bit pure bits formats, and providing JIT implementations for maximum performance.  Doing so should be easy; they are very close to the JIT implementations of 60 & 61.
> Once this is done we could eliminate use of 143 & 144 if we changed SoundBuffer to use primitives 164 & 165 and to have a variableDoubleWordSubclass: format.

Sounds like a sensible simplification to me; less code is better code in general! How many releases should we go through before removing 143/4 ?

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