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Jarkko Hietaniemi
October 5, 2000 05:15
Re: pp_add -> pp_i_add efficiency hack?
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On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 12:58:42PM +0100, Simon Cozens wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 06:38:59AM -0500, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> > > Argh. Hang on, I didn't do anything floating point. Why has it upgraded to
> > > PVNV?
> > 
> > Because that's the way Perl does it.  I hate it too.
> Yup, it dawned on me a few minutes after posting that we can't do much
> else because to discover whether you can use the integer
> addition/subtraction/etc. on, say, C<$a+3> you have to go through the
> whole looks_like_number thing to find out whether C<$a> is really an

Urque?  By the time you can are able to say C<$a+3> the looks_like_number
thing has already been done and you have an IV/UV/NV called $a.

> integer or a float. So it would lose anyway. Bletch.

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