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Re: [std-proposals] Slow bulky integer types (128-bit)

From: Frederick Virchanza Gotham <cauldwell.thomas_at_[hidden]>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2023 11:09:04 +0100
On Wed, Mar 29, 2023 at 11:03 AM Giuseppe D'Angelo via Std-Proposals
<std-proposals_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> But that doesn't change the reality of things that, as far as the
> Standard is concerned, __int128 isn't an integer type.

I have a fruit bowl in my kitchen, and right now it contains three
oranges, a mandarin and a kiwi.

In the sense that the kiwi in my fruit bowl is a fruit, __uint128_t is
an integer type.

If I fail to correctly identify the kiwi as a fruit, or if I refuse to
place kiwi's in the 'fruit' category, then I'm really going down the
road into cult territory -- redefining words and so forth.

__uint128_t is an integer type irrespective of how any Standard or
compiler categorises or identifies it.

Received on 2023-03-29 10:09:16