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FIXNUM considered useful
Scott, I feel that the only point is to recognize explicitly in the spec
and manual that using FIXNUM creates a real hazard that your program may
not be portable...
As long as it's clear what FIXNUM does mean and
does not mean, then people can make a well-informed choice about whether
to use it or not, and everything should be fine. But in a language spec
that is devoted to providing program portability, any language feature
that has known non-portable aspects to it should be clearly marked as such.
I agree with this. It's what I've said about this all along. Too bad
the spec won't have red ink for such things, so nobody could claim they