can Rev handle big numbers?

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Sat May 21 18:25:25 EDT 2005


On May 21, 2005, at 3:34 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:

> the main trouble is with base conversions here... damn big numbers.

If you just need hex and raw binary consider H* and binaryEncode and 
binaryEncode.

I think command-line D is in OS X, but I don't know anything about it.  
It might be available for other platforms.

Security utilities might do big whole-number arithmetic.

If you are happy with the 52 (53?) bits of wholes represented in 
double, then you make your own base conversion.

You can nag me to put arithmetic higher on my list, but who knows what 
good that'll do.  I am very curious about what your arithmetic and base 
conversion needs are.

Dar


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