[racket-dev] Extflonum type for windows

From: Neil Toronto (neil.toronto at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Mar 18 12:14:13 EDT 2013

On 03/18/2013 07:53 AM, Matthew Flatt wrote:
> The JIT could be improved to avoid switching between consecutive
> operations, but does the cost of this approach look reasonable as a
> start?

IMO, yes. The only other good options for higher precision are Racket's 
rationals and `math/bigfloat', which are both much slower. Compared to 
those, a 2x penalty for addition and subtraction is nothing.

Neil ⊥

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