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

Rob Cozens rcozens at
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.

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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