128 or 96 bit integer types?

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Fri Jul 27 21:01:41 CEST 2007


On Jul 27, 1:27 pm, Peter Otten <__pete... at web.de> wrote:
> Robert Dailey wrote:
> > Is there build-in or third party support for large integer types, such
> > as 96 or 128 bits in size? I require such large sizes for precision
> > issues (nanoseconds). Thanks.
> >>> SECOND = 10**9
> >>> YEAR = 365*24*60*60
> >>> 2**128/SECOND/YEAR
>
> 10790283070806014188970L
>
> What are you measuring? The age of the universe? In nanoseconds?
>
> :-)

Well, 2**96 would only be 2512308552583 years.

>
> Peter





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