Floats in self.

Urs Hoelzle urs at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Mar 25 16:33:04 UTC 1994

> I was wondering what happens when a float is tagged.  Is the mantissa
> truncated and then tagged:

No, we take two bits from the exponent (reducing the range of floats
to about 10**9) so that the precision remains the same.

We know that this solution isn't ideal; Self should probably have
double-precision floats and possibly float vectors.  So far floats
just haven't reached the top of our list...


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