Best search algorithm to find condition within a range

MRAB python at
Tue Apr 7 17:00:15 CEST 2015

On 2015-04-07 15:36, jonas.thornvall at wrote:
> Den tisdag 7 april 2015 kl. 16:30:15 UTC+2 skrev Denis McMahon:
>> On Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:29:59 -0400, Dave Angel wrote:
>>> On 04/07/2015 05:44 AM, jonas.thornvall at wrote:
>>>> I want todo faster baseconversion for very big bases like base
>>>> 1 000 000, so instead of adding up digits i search it.
>>> How do you know the baseconversion is the bottleneck, if you
>>> haven't written any Python code yet?
>> He doesn't. He doesn't comprehend that as far as a computer is
>> concerned an integer has no specific 'base', it's only when
>> presented in a form for humans to read that it gets base
>> information added in the representation.
>> He's making these and other similar errors in the javascript groups
>> too.
>> I suspect he's one of those people that spends his time thinking
>> up elaborate solutions that he has no idea how to implement as a
>> response to dreamt up non existent problems.
> Bullshit declare two integers in any language one 7 and one 4 and
> then write x=7+4; if you find a programming language where that does
> not yield 11 tell me.
> Integers are internally assumed to be base 10 otherwise you could not
> calculate without giving the base.
> All operations on integers addition, subtraction, multiplication and
> division assume base 10.
Sorry to say this, but that's nonsense.

It doesn't matter what base it's working in internally; usually it's
base 2 (binary), because that's simpler to implement.

It's only when you're converting from or to text that you need specify
a base. Humans prefer base 10, so they've make that the default.

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