Monday, March 25, 2002

I was thinking about using numbers to represent types. If a type is derived from another, then the subclass would be a smaller number. An instance of a type would store its data in the fraction of the type. Two types could be checked for compatibility by bit-masking them.


You could then create a type library for application that would be all in a range of numbers.



An array of a type would be a special type that would contain the size and the element type as smaller data parts of the number. The same for a pointer type.


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