[Haskell-cafe] Re: Word128, Word256

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Sun Oct 25 04:42:00 EDT 2009

On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 10:04:23PM -0200, Maurí­cio CA wrote:
>> Something like 'CComplex CDouble' has been proposed before...
> I know, I started most of the discussions :)
> The wiki says before asking for a ticket I should try to talk
> about it in the mailing list. My attempts never got much
> attention, but all replies gave favorable answers. Last week,
> though, I posted about it in haskell-prime and got no answers.
> I'm not sure what to do. Which would be the best option?
> 1) Since it's not important for enough people to make a big
> discussion, should I leave this for the future, maybe when Haskell
> become the language of choice for numerical work? Okay for me, as
> I sincerely believe this won't take much :)
> 2) Since all (few) answers were favorable, should I ask for a
> ticket to be created? How?

Well, before trying to get it standardized, you need to get it
implemented and tested by at least one compiler to explore the design
space and tradeoffs. I would happily accept any patches into jhc that a
support for such types, I don't even think it would be that difficult to


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