2006/6/4, Lloyd Zusman <ljz / asfast.com>:

> > And if you need this in multiple places of the program then it's
> > probably worth while to create a new subclass of Integer that
> > restricts itself to 32 bit calculations

> > It's a nice excercise to get used to operators and numercial coercion. :-)
> >
> > Maybe we can even generalize that and put it into the standard lib -
> > something like a restricted integer that calculates with a max number
> > of bits.
>
> This is indeed a good Ruby exercise, but if it ever ends up in the
> standard library, I would then vote for it to be re-implemented in C, as
> the Ruby version would be hugely less efficient than the native
> 32-bit-integer operations that are already available in C.

Completely agree!

robert

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