GS>> It cannot do this since l (zval.value.lval) is signed. This also means
GS>> that other functions using using zendi_convert_to_long() are
GS>> busted: modulus and rest of the bitwise implementation.
Oh, that's an old weird story. In short, we have two contradicting
1. We have 'long' type, which is signed long
2. We have requirement to support 32-bit values, such as IP addresses, and
bit-wise operations with them.
The result is that hack - otherwise (like, if we promoted this to floats,
as, for example, arythmetic operators do) you could not handle 32-bit
values in no way in the long.
Stanislav Malyshev, Zend Products Engineer
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