Commit eed5c93a authored by Chong Yidong's avatar Chong Yidong

* objects.texi (Integer Type): Take note of the read syntax exception for...

* objects.texi (Integer Type): Take note of the read syntax exception for numbers that cannot fit in the integer type.
parent 17782bec
2010-03-06 Chong Yidong <cyd@stupidchicken.com>
* objects.texi (Integer Type): Take note of the read syntax
exception for numbers that cannot fit in the integer type.
2010-03-03 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* numbers.texi (Integer Basics, Bitwise Operations):
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......@@ -200,6 +200,13 @@ leading @samp{+} or a final @samp{.}.
@end group
@end example
@noindent
As a special exception, if a sequence of digits specifies an integer
too large or too small to be a valid integer object, the Lisp reader
reads it as a floating-point number (@pxref{Floating Point Type}).
For instance, on most machines @code{536870912} is read as the
floating-point number @code{536870912.0}.
@xref{Numbers}, for more information.
@node Floating Point Type
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