Are there any 64-bit number proposals under consideration?
waldemar at google.com
Tue Nov 17 00:49:27 UTC 2015
There have been proposals for 64-bit integers in TC39 for the last 15 years. All of them so far have gotten bogged down by one of:
- extending the scope of the proposal to include value types, general operator overloading, etc., after which someone eventually objects to something or it becomes deferred to the next version of the standard
- arguments over implicit/explicit coercions (if f is a regular ECMAScript Number and n an int64, what should be the result of n + f? Think carefully.)
This is somewhat unfortunate.
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