Philosophical long integer question...

Ralf Muschall rmuschall.fih at
Thu Mar 30 23:12:07 CEST 2000

Brian Kelley wrote:

> should (1 << 1000) produce a long int?  (It currently produces 0 on a

IMHO it should if and only if everything else promotes as
well. In that case, it would be nice to have standard types
(e.g. classes that come with the libs) like int8, int16,
int32, int64, uint8, ... which behave like their names
indicate (e.g. for hacking crypto stuff).


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