use decimal

Waldemar Horwat waldemar at google.com
Mon Sep 22 16:55:53 PDT 2008


Mark S. Miller wrote:
 In both cases, it would seem that new numeric types must still be added 
> by the language's providers rather than the language's users. This is 
> the tragic constraint that none of the present proposals have been able 
> to escape. I would much rather see us work on that problem, rather than 
> trying to decide what is the next numeric type we language designers 
> need to cook in.

And this brings us full circle back to the early days of ES4, which had operator overloading facilities to do this kind of type definition within the language.  Most folks didn't like the complexity.

    Waldemar


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