Tue, 22 Mar 2005 09:36:31 -0500 (EST)
> > I hope I am not missing something obvious but why is N > 1. Why not implement
> > Word1?
> I don't see any reason to rule out word1 (or int1, for that matter). In
> fact, it appears that the compiler handles word1; the primitive tycon
> word1 is provided in the primitive environment and the rest of the
> compiler is all nicely abstracted on word sizes.
> Unfortunately, there seems to be a bug in the elaborator, because it does
> not like
> val t : Word1.word = 0wx1
This was a bug on my part; I forgot a sharing constraint that made
Word1.word equivalent to the primitive word1 known by the compiler.
So, it is a very small change to the Basis Library implementation to make
Word1 available. It is a very small change to the compiler itself and the
Basis Library implementation to make Int1 available. I've checked in such
changes to CVS.