[m-dev.] for review: big ints
Mark Anthony BROWN
dougl at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sat Apr 4 15:48:44 AEST 1998
> Gday peoples,
> Could someone please review this addition to the library.
Sure, but I've only taken a brief look so far. First comment:
The data is not stored in a canonical form (eg i(1, ) represents
the same thing as i(0, )), and while this is not a problem per se,
it makes it easy to introduce errors in the implementation.
>From an implementation view, what data are admissible? big_cmp/2, for
example, seems to think that i(1, ) is not, but abs/1 thinks it is.
Mark Brown (dougl at cs.mu.oz.au) | Any technology that is
MEngSc student, | distinguishable from magic
Dept of Computer Science, Melbourne Uni | is insufficiently advanced
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