>>> R... / AgileConsultingLLC.com
>> irb(main):001:0> RUBY_PLATFORM
>> => "x86_64-linux"
>> irb(main):002:0> 1.size
>> => 8

Isn't it a huge wast of memory resources to store every number in 8 
bytes? I think about counters or other occasions where 8 bytes are way 
too much for simple scripts. This may extremely hamper the performance.
Is there a way to specify the number of bytes for representing numbers?
Otherwise, it would be useful to extend the Fixnum functionality for 
that feature; what do you think?

-- Koni