Nature and speed of numeric constants (was cross-stack globals, also, file inclusion)

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Sat Oct 25 17:24:19 EDT 2003


>The button script below indicates that an unquoted numeral value for 
>a constant is basically the same as a quoted numeral.

Which is basically a result of XTalk's aversion to variable typing, sez I.

Does this mean both Jacque and I were wrong in our assessments, Dar?

Looking back on all the time I spent drafting [but then reusing via 
include] record/variable declarations in FORTRAN & PL/1, perhaps it 
wasn't such a price to pay to get total control of variable typing 
and direct access to system calls.
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Rob Cozens
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