Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Tue Sep 10 08:56:47 EDT 2002
Manuel M T Chakravarty <chak at cse.unsw.edu.au> writes:
> So, I would propose to
> change the FFI spec. The main reason being that there is
> already plenty of code which relies on the current
> definition in GHC's Bits and there is no good reason to
> break that code. Objections?
That's fine with me.
Another conflict between the FFI spec and the current
library implementation: the spec says
"The function bitSize returns 0 for types that don't have a
fixed bitsize (e.g. Integer)."
whereas the current ghc implementation defines bitSize of Integer
as a runtime error.
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