On 11/14/2010 03:46 AM, Mason Kramer wrote:
> I understand everything you've written except the following:
> On Nov 13, 2010, at 12:09 PM, Jonathan Worthington wrote:
>> my Int @x;
>> Where we get an array of scalar containers, each of which is only allowed to
>> contain an Int (strictly, something that Int.ACCEPTS(...) hands back true
>> @x = 1;
>> @x := 1;
>> In the first, we look up the container in slot 0 or the array and assign a 1
>> into it. In the second, we bind a 1 directly into the slot. There's no
>> container any more (so any future assignment attempts will fail, for
> What's a 1? If it's not an Int, I don't know what it is. If it is an Int, I
> don't understand how you could bind it into a packed array.
On IRC, Jonathan said that 1 is basically an Int, which is something
like a boxed int. So whatever operation works removes the box, and puts
the result in the variable.
However I wonder how well that's going to work, since Int can store
arbitrarily large integers, while int can't.
What happens on overflow?