Hi Alex,

I should have sent this yesterday on April 1 - but it is true!

For some people, a 11,185,272 digit number is very interesting ;-)


Maybe they should use picolisp.....

- Rand

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de> wrote:
> Hi Tomas,
>> Interesting, it does not seem to make much difference with the C
>> version when I take the final 'printf' out of the C code.
> That's why I suspect that there might be a way to speed it up.
> On the other hand, bignum packages in C usually work with fixed length
> arrays (as opposed to linked lists of cells in picoLisp), which make
> things easier, and a lot more efficient. The picoLisp solution stays
> with the philosophy "no limits", despite the fact that bignums
> above a certain size (a few thousand digits?) make no sense.
> Cheers,
> - Alex
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