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  • There was a paper presented at TPC2 by Marcelo (Siero?) (this would be so much easier to find if O'Reilly actually archived this stuff), an EE who hacked Perl to support variable width integers.

    On the whole, it sounded hackish, bizarre and esoteric. What he did was modify the syntax and the runtime of perl5.004 (I believe) so that you could create a 54 bit integer (or a 27 bit integer, or...). That on its own may not have been terribly useful, but Marcelo also hacked in support for Verilog, so you could