PyWart: Language missing maximum constant of numeric types!

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 00:16:47 CET 2012


On 02/24/2012 09:59 AM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> The C integer bit doesn't matter since e.g.
>  >>> 
> a=10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
>  >>> a
> 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000L
> 
> And no, I'm not going to calculate how much memory I'd need to store a 
> string that's this long :)

Sure but that doesn't answer the question posed.  How does Rick plan to
represent an infinite integer? Obviously you've shown that with an
infinite amount of memory we could do it quite easily.  But baring that,
how does Rick suggest we should represent an infinite integer?



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