I'm not going to say anything else because we seem to be going though one of those "argue with every statement" periods on the list and I'm too old and cranky to be bothered.

Jon Paris


On May 24, 2019, at 12:44 PM, John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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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