Ask ko1 :) I do not know. I'm only interested in not having to support 
freezing/tainting/unsafe on float instances, so they're more immediate-like.

- Charlie

Kurt Stephens wrote:
> Tag bits in the LSB of the mantissa?  Loss of C double/float precision?
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> Kurt Stephens
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> Charles Oliver Nutter wrote:
>> Martin Duerst wrote:
>>> At 09:19 09/02/23, Charles Oliver Nutter wrote:
>>>> Yes, that would be desirable, if there's not a good reason they
>>>> aren't immediates now.
>>> The main reason they are not immediates now is that they do not fit
>>> in four bytes. Once everybody uses 64-bit machines, the problem might
>>> go away :-).
>> Perhaps we should start pretending they're immediates now, and specify
>> these methods to do nothing for Float (or else specify that it's
>> unspecified). I know there's been talk of making Float also be an
>> immediate for some future version of 1.9.
>>
>> - Charlie
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