Subject: Re: Q: ways to convert floats to integers (fixnums)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 11 Dec 2000 18:47:55 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Janis Dzerins <>
| Drawing function needs integers so I call TRUNCATE to get an integer
| but that conses like hell (50% of the space).

  Is that because the integers turn into bignums, i.e., they need more
  than the typical 29+1 bits that fixnums are made up of?

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