On 5/23/19 5:56 PM, Jon Paris wrote:
%REM will involve division Raul - which is about the slowest thing any computer can do. I'd be horrified if it was faster than %Int. In fact I'd be surprised if it ran at less than 3x the time.

On May 24, 2019, at 9:21 AM, Raul Jager <raul@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
True, but converting binary to char uses one division for each digit...

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 11:32 AM Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
But they occur at the hardware/microcode level.

Are you saying that division of one digit occurs at hardware level and
division of an "entire number" doesn't? I don't follow the direction
of your argument.

What I will say is: comparisons with %INT are tricky, because %INT is
used for two quite disparate purposes. One use is to truncate an
already-numeric value to an integer. The other is to convert a string
to an integer. I imagine that these two operations could potentially
have very different performance characteristics.

John Y.

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