[Haskell-cafe] Re: Word128, Word256

Roel van Dijk vandijk.roel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 10:19:39 EDT 2009

> Can you tell me what are the issues involved? From my naive view,
> something like CDComplex (mapping to C double _Complex) wouldn't
> be different than what's done for other basic types. Why am I
> wrong?

I think the compiler has to generate assembly code for all basic
types. I can also imagine that types like a Word128 or Word256 are not
natively supported in most common architectures. But I am no expert in
this area.

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