[Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Misc NEWS,1.1119,1.1120
mwh at python.net
Tue Aug 31 00:38:04 CEST 2004
tim_one at users.sourceforge.net writes:
> Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Misc
> In directory sc8-pr-cvs1.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv27357/Misc
> Modified Files:
> Log Message:
> SF patch 936813: fast modular exponentiation
> This checkin is adapted from part 2 (of 3) of Trevor Perrin's patch set.
> BACKWARD INCOMPATIBILITY: SHIFT must now be divisible by 5. AFAIK,
> nobody will care. long_pow() could be complicated to worm around that,
> if necessary.
> - BUGFIX: This leaked the base and power when the power was negative
> (and so the computation delegated to float pow).
And no test? I'm pretty sure this can't have a test in the test
suite, or I'd have found it before now...
ARTHUR: Why should a rock hum?
FORD: Maybe it feels good about being a rock.
-- The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Episode 8
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