From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-05 11:34:46
Maarten Kronenburg wrote:
> The user can define an iterator with
> the bit access functions
> highest_bit and get_sub.
OK, so there's an equivalent to size(). Which the iterator code I posted
earlier would have to manipulate into the iteration interval.
> The get_sub is O(1) when nbits is limited.
> Then the user must define what is iterated
> over, bits or bytes or words or...
No they don't, if you don't want them to. You can define a fixed unit
your class iterates over. And even if you wanted the user to define what
is iterated over you could make just the method that returns the
> The integer class is not a template,
> because templates do not provide
> run-time polymorphism.
Reasoning, see circular.
I guess I won't plan on switching from Botan's
<http://botan.randombit.net> BigInteger class. Oh well, you win some you
loose some :-\
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