Module Int


Constant NATIVE_MIN
Constant NATIVE_MAX

constant Int.NATIVE_MIN
constant Int.NATIVE_MAX

Description

The limits for using the native representation of integers on the current architecture. Any integer that is outside this range uses a more complex and slower representation. Also, some builtin functions that don't expect very large integers might start to complain about invalid argument type when given values outside this range (they typically say something like "Expected integer, got object").

NATIVE_MIN is not greater than -2147483648 (-0x80000000).

NATIVE_MAX is not less than 2147483647 (0x7fffffff).

Note

The size of the native integers can be controlled when Pike is compiled with the configure flags --with-int-int, --with-long-int, and --with-long-long-int. The default is to use the longest available integer type that fits inside a pointer, which typically means that it's 64 bit on "true" 64 bit architectures.


Variable inf

Inf Int.inf

Description

An object that behaves like positive infinity.