Tue, 15 Mar 2005 13:13:18 -0800
> I do everything is Word8 and make sure I only use one bit.
One advantage of "datatype word1 = W0 | W1" is that MLton can tell
that only one bit of storage is needed to represent a value of type
word1. This might save some space in a packed record. Unfortunately,
because MLton doesn't support array elements smaller than one byte,
there is no advantage for word1 arrays, as either approach will
require one byte per element.