[Oberon] Type compatibility in Oberon

Joerg joerg.straube at iaeth.ch
Sat May 2 16:43:37 CEST 2020

Why didn‘t you skip the difference between LONGINT and INTEGER and treat all values as 64 bit INTEGERs?
Because of code size, because of performance...

> Am 02.05.2020 um 15:40 schrieb Guy T. <turgu666 at gmail.com>:
> I’m currently implementing 64 bits LONGINT on a 32 bits processor. Main reason is related to the internal clock micro-seconds information returned by the hardware using 64 bits. I’m using “L” suffix to supply LONGINT hexadecimal constant values. When a decimal constant is defined, if it is too big to fit in an INTEGER, it is then considered to be a LONGINT. A decimal LONGINT constant cannot be negative unless it is part of an expression in the declaration (from the parsing process in the compiler expression() function). 
> LONGINT implementation on a 32bit CPU is a good challenge but doable…
> Guy
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