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From: Paul Moore (gustav_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-09-20 15:57:38

From: William Kempf [mailto:sirwillard_at_[hidden]]
> Also, I'd *really* like to see the related class bigint (or some
> other name), which is an arbitrarily sized integer type that scales
> to larger sizes as needed. The bitint class is easier to deal with,
> and will work for 90% of the cases where you need large integral
> types, but those 10% cases would be nice to cater to as well. Along
> these same lines we could use a bigfloat as well. This type might
> use a fixed point representation and bigint in order to avoid the
> normal binary to decimal conversion error.

I've been thinking about these classes for a long time, since I did the
rational class. I haven't got round to it because of (a) lack of time, and
(b) lack of certainty as to what the most efficient algorithms are. I have
Knuth's book, but it's quite hard going...


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