On 09/13/2016 02:26 PM, Elizabeth Mattijsen wrote:
>> On 13 Sep 2016, at 14:15, Timo Paulssen <t...@wakelift.de> wrote:
>> I'll answer based on the data structures MoarVM uses internally:
>> On 09/13/2016 05:13 AM, Darren Duncan wrote:
>>> (Pretend the actual hardware has infinite memory so we wouldn't run
>>> out of hardware first.)
>>> 1.  Maximum size of a (non-machine) integer?
>> We're using libtommath, which declares the "used" and "alloc" fields of the 
>> mp_int as "int", iow a 32bit signed (???) integer.
> eh, but Int is supposed to be a bigint, only limited by memory, no?
> Liz

If one big integer is allowed to be 14 gigabytes big (if we use the
default of 28 bits per "mp digit"; it's also possible to use 31 or 60.),
we can still safely say "limited only by memory" for now.

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