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Does the Mill have any instructions that can directly support fat pointers? E.g. in Zig I can do cur = cur[1..];, where cur has a ptr and len field, each a machine word, and this will add 1 to the ptr and subtract 1 from len. It would be cool if addp e.g. could work directly on fat pointers. I.e. In the case that addp is given a fat pointer as an argument, it would simultaneously add to the pointer and subtract from the length, giving back a 16 byte fat pointer with the pointer half increased and the length half decreased (assuming you are on a Mill member with where each slot on the belt can hold 16 bytes). If the length goes below 0 it should return a NaR.