[erlang-questions] surprising integer (external) encoding

Andy Sloane <>
Fri Jul 6 00:08:25 CEST 2007

> So it's apparently the combination of historical reasons and a bug.

I take that back; it works as advertised, I guess.

Anyway, yes, it seems that the external format promotes to bigints too
early presumably because some earlier version didn't double-check the
size of the number when reading it.


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