Re: [stella] a78sign

Subject: Re: [stella] a78sign
From: Adam Wozniak <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 09:29:38 -0700 (PDT)
On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, Frank Palazzolo wrote:
> I haven't seen any 7800-related stuff here, so either folks went elsewhere
> or interest went back into hibernation :)
> Anyways, I'm still a little bugged by the fact that a78sign uses a rather
> specialized C++ library.  I noticed the other day that Python supports big
> integers natively, so I was thinking about redoing it in that as an
> exercise.  Any interest in this?  It might make it a bit more
> cross-platform, and possibly easier to understand?
> I did look at using a GNU big-number library, but it looked painful to use.

Caveat: I haven't looked at the a78sign code.

How 'big' does it need?  Would a 64 bit "long long" suffice?

Will code for food.

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