David O'Brien wrote:
> > If this fixes a problem, then please go ahead and commit it. :-)
> Many reasons to not rush this:
> Maybe because we are in the middle of a discussion.
> Maybe to educate others why the change was bad so others will not attempt
> the same change later.
> Maybe the person that made the change does not agree with the analysis and
> wants to fix things a different way.

I have to agree with David; there had to be some reason
involved in the change in the first place.  I can think
of a couple of reasons, haviong to do with sign extended
math, which might prompt the change.

It may be that Alfred's fix is the best one, despite the
risks Bruce has identified.

-- Terry

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