A question on catching integer overflow.
user42 at zip.com.au
Fri Apr 2 23:34:44 CEST 2004
zhifeng Li <z-li1 at northwestern.edu> writes:
> Is there any better way to handle this problem?
How you choose when to go to bignums is not really a matter for gmp.
> Certainly, checking every operation on integers would be too
Well, it's also the only option if you want fixnums to automatically
go to bignums at necessary times. Plenty of language interpreters do
exactly this (lisp, smalltalk, various functional langs).
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