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Variable sized integers
by zlynx on Sun 16th Apr 2006 10:07 UTC
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2005-07-20

The problem with your HIGHER LEVEL language idea is that it will perform like crap.

Higher level languages like Perl or Java do not use variable sized integers by default (although it's an option), because it adds a huge amount of complexity to every addition.

You can go ahead and do what you want but no one will run your program because it'll be so slow.

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