Darren Duncan wrote: > Patrick R. Michaud wrote: >> Correct. I suspect that eventually the Rakudo developers will have >> to develop a custom set of PMCs for Perl 6 behaviors rather than >> relying on the Parrot ones. > > I think it would be better for things like unlimited-precision integers > and rationals to be Parrot generic PMCs rather than Perl 6 specific > ones, since there are other languages that also have unlimited-precision > numbers (for example Python afaik) and it would be better to have a > common implementation. Several popular languages have unlimiteds now, > and more are coming over time. +1 The basics of sane numbers should be pushed down into Parrot. (Of course, my vote counts for bupkis as I'm not going to be the one to implement it) -- Whip me, beat me, make my code compatible with VMS!