Ilya Zakharevich on Sat, 28 Sep 2002 12:58:00 -0700

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On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 10:56:24AM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> One question though:
> this system is fine if we only have to support PARI and current GMP format.
> However should we had a provision for other formats, e.g. formats
> that use less than 32 bits per words like "GMP with nails" ???
> In this case we could only provide a macro to access bits individualy.
> But that maybe slower and an overkill.

Since it is going to be very much slower anyway, the by-word-access
macro can do word-access emulation on such architectures.