brucechapman at paradise.net.nz
Mon Mar 16 02:05:25 PDT 2009
Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
> So what proposals are still fermenting in the minds of coin
> contributors? Inspired by the recent discussion between Joe D'Arcy and
> Mark Mahieu that people are possibly thinking someone else will be
> proposing it.
Here's my list
byte size integral literals either via autosizing hex literals 0hNNNN
(type is smallest type that can hold the value - would probably also
include binaries 0bNNNNN) or alternatively via a new integer literal
suffix (would include shorts as well).
A zero fill (unsigned) widening conversion (but can't call it that cause
we lose sign) / operator probably "(+)" to morph bytes into integers
without sign extension.
A special language escape operator which will always generate a compiler
error. Reasons too complex to explain in one sentence. - no
Maybe: Type literals (for annotations) depending on where the field /
method literals discussion goes - might be too big for coin.
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