Commit 90cdb787 authored by simonmar's avatar simonmar
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[project @ 2002-02-27 10:26:13 by simonmar]

Expand on the behaviour of fromIntegral a bit.
parent 2a966c8e
......@@ -220,6 +220,15 @@ main = print (array (1,1) [(1,2), (1,3)])</programlisting>
arithmetic). This behaviour was chosen so that for example
writing <literal>0xffffffff :: Int</literal> preserves the
bit-pattern in the resulting <literal>Int</literal>.</para>
<para>The <literal>fromIntegral</literal> function also
preserves bit-patterns when converting between the sized
integral types (<literal>Int8</literal>,
<literal>Int16</literal>, <literal>Int32</literal>,
<literal>Int64</literal> and the unsigned
<literal>Word</literal> variants), see <xref
linkend="sec-Int"> and <xref linkend="sec-Word">.</para>
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