Re: [vhdl-200x] Proposal for improved physical types

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Date: Tue Jan 27 2015 - 00:33:39 PST
> Together these impact the desire to expand the range of physical
> types. 9.5 in particular requires "... the values of the operands
> and the result shall lie within the range of the integer type with
> the widest range provided by the implementation, excluding type
> universal_integer itself", which essentially tells us the bounds of
> a new integer or physical type must fall within the range of type
> INTEGER in the absence of a new wider integer type being added to
> package STANDARD. This also affects basic operations ("...the
> evaluation of an operation of a universal expression", the
> operations of a type defined in 5. Types, 5.1 General, Paragraphs 2
> and 3).

I don't agree with this interpretation of 'widest range provided by
the implementation'.  To me (but English is not my native language),
I interpret as 'widest range supported by the implementation'.


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