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Re: arithmetic issues



"John.Cowan" <jcowan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Thomas Bushnell BSG scripsit:
>
>> > Can you live with 2^24?
>> 
>> No.  Have you heard of sparse arrays?  They need indices too.
>
> Sparse arrays are not a fundamental R[56]RS type like strings and vectors.
> The question is whether these native types need to be Really Really Big.

Huh?  Sparse arrays are an *implementation* not a datatype.