[Ironruby-core] Fixnum Patch

John Messerly jomes at microsoft.com
Sun Dec 16 22:38:20 EST 2007

Peter Bacon Darwin:

> As it turns out, since there is loads of boxing going on in
> IronRuby/DLR you do actually get the right semantics for free.
> <snip>

Nice job tracking that one down. Makes a lot more sense now.

> This is still all a bit scary and I personally think keeping object
> rather than int? is safer and doesn't detract from the clarity.  Also,
> since there is all this boxing going on anyway you get no performance
> benefit either.

Agreed. I think it's safe to say the current behavior is an implementation side effect, not something to be relied on at this point.

- John

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