Hi everybody, We have often discussed how good or bad the Python long integers are, and today I took a look at the bug tracker to find out if they use Montgomery reduction to speed up exponentiations.
If you look at the bottom of http://bugs.python.org/issue936813 you'll see that the patch for Montgomery reduction has not been applied. The graphs here http://trevp.net/long_pow/ show that Montgomery reduction gives a significant performance gain when we're talking about large numbers. The GMP library is still twice as fast, so I suggest we move to that. Other bug reports of interest are: http://bugs.python.org/issue1814 http://bugs.python.org/issue4258 -- Martin Geisler _______________________________________________ viff-devel mailing list (http://viff.dk/) email@example.com http://lists.viff.dk/listinfo.cgi/viff-devel-viff.dk