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bear wrote: > Rather than introducing some kind of explicitly typed array, I think > we should have multidimensional arrays (a la SRFI-25) enhanced with > optional type declarations that allow compilers aware of them to > produce optimized code -- but still have arrays be conceptually > untyped. There are good reasons to declare types for semantic reasons, not just for space efficiency. For example, a few C programs rely on the implicit modular arithmetic that you get by declaring a variable as unsigned. However, this SRFI as written doesn't permit that kind of thing anyway -- there's no guarantee of modular arithmetic (indeed, there's no guarantee that #Au32 et al. exist at all). -- Bradd W. Szonye http://www.szonye.com/bradd