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Bignums are bogus?
- To: common-lisp@SAIL.STANFORD.EDU
- Subject: Bignums are bogus?
- From: DON%atc.bendix.com@RELAY.CS.NET
- Date: Thu, 16 Apr 87 15:33 EDT
>From: IN%"Rob MacLachlan <RAM@c.cs.cmu.edu>" 16-APR-1987 12:52
>To: Sandra J Loosemore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subj: bignums are bogus
>I'm not a big bignum user, but I think it might be marginally
>reasonable to support fixed-size 64 bit bignums. I suspect that 64
>bit bignums would take care of a large percentage of uses. This would
>also keep get-universal-time happy for a while to come.
I use bignums for set representations. I think 64 bits is far too
small. I agree that something over a thousand would almost always