[Haskell] Re: sizeFM type
simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed Apr 28 18:35:12 EDT 2004
On 26 April 2004 19:45, Don Groves wrote:
> Hello, Haskell newbie here.
> Some languages handle the Int/Integer question automatically,
> determined by the size of the integer in question. Int is used
> until the integer excedes what the underlying architecture can
> handle, then the switch is made to Integer (bignum). Is this
> something that could be handled similarly by the Haskell compiler
> without violating anything? Just thinking out loud...
This is exactly how GHC implements Integer, FWIW.
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