Mill Computing, Inc. Forums The Mill Architecture Metadata Reply To: Metadata

Ivan Godard
Post count: 689

You’re good 🙂

Half of the kind-field values are devoted to None, so a None can be distinguished from any other kind of NaR by looking at one bit in the payload, and the non-speculable operators need only to look at two bits: the NaR bit in the metadata and the None bit in the payload. There is time to do that in the hardware, even for complicated cases like widen(), where the result format is different and the inbound None/NaRs need to have their payload size changed.

And yes, None takes precedence over NaR.