Oct 1 meeting notes

David Herman dherman at mozilla.com
Mon Oct 4 17:11:18 PDT 2010

Waldemar, thanks for the great notes. One quick comment on the binary data notes:

> int64's:  Open issue.  Reference semantics are annoying, but what's a
> realistic alternative?
> int128's?  Those come up increasingly often in SSE programming.

We briefly discussed bignums as a realistic alternative, where equality would be based on numeric value rather than object identity. But for now we'll try to keep the binary data spec as orthogonal as possible from a bignums proposal.


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