[gambit-list] problem with load.

Marc Feeley feeley at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed Jun 20 17:08:12 EDT 2007

On 20-Jun-07, at 4:45 PM, |/|/ Bendick wrote:

> Is it possible to have gambit use two words for it's headers on a
> 32-bit machine?

Anything is possible of course.  But this adds extra space and time  
overheads on vector-like object operations (strings, u8vectors,  
vectors, ...).  I don't think its worth the trouble (after all very  
few people complain about this limitation).  An alternative that is  
less costly to implement is to encode the length in number of *words*  
instead of bytes.  That way you could have vectors with 2^24-1  
elements, which is 4 times larger than the current 2^22-1 element limit.


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