nits on BigInt Proposal

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at
Fri Aug 4 23:06:14 UTC 2017


On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 10:52 AM kai zhu <kaizhu256 at> wrote:

> looking at the use-cases for this feature @
>, i'm not convinced it
> improves everyday programming, or outweigh the benefit and simplicity
> having a single number type.

> - are there actual common algorithmic use-cases in frontend programming or
> nodejs apps that need arithmetic on integers greater than 52-bits? should
> that rather be the domain of webassembly?

The Bosch BMP280 barometric pressure sensor is capable of producing a high
accuracy, compensated pressure value that requires 64 bits, which
JavaScript is not presently capable of representing. This is only one of
many similar examples in this domain.

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