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Re: SRFI-151 (Bitwise Operations) Implementation

From: Frank Terbeck
Subject: Re: SRFI-151 (Bitwise Operations) Implementation
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 06:15:10 +0100
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Linus Björnstam wrote:
> I just re-read my message and noticed it could come off as somewhat 
> dismissive.
> Ah, the joys of not having English as a first language while being a tired
> father :)

Didn't strike me particularly as such. So, all is good.

> I looked through your code. It is nicer than mine, but why did you chose to 
> not
> just re-export bindings that are available in srfi60? I don't know the

I actually didn't think about it too  much. I was more focused on making
the implementation  match the  order used in  the specification  and add
documentation to  all API so  it can be  followed in a  straight forward

> practical implications of not doing so, but I read in another thread of
> potential cross-module Inlining, and helping that optimization in every way 
> you
> can would be a great thing for low level stuff like bit fiddling :)

Sure. I must admit that I haven't  really played a lot with Guile's com-
piler and  optimiser. I wonder what  the impact would be  here. Remember
the subject of said thread?

Regards, Frank
In protocol design, perfection has been reached not when there is
nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
                                                  -- RFC 1925

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