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how can i do it? (RE: how big can I make it?)

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From:
Nikola Janceski
Date:
February 7, 2002 10:17
Subject:
how can i do it? (RE: how big can I make it?)
Message ID:
1449413DA482D311B67000508B5A12F50592DCE3@nyexchange01.summithq.com
Let me be a little more specific.

I want to take a BIG hex number and subtract 1 from it and print it out
again.
ie: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF -> FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFE


-----Original Message-----
From: Tanton Gibbs [mailto:thgibbs@deltafarms.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 12:57 PM
To: Nikola Janceski; beginners@perl.org
Subject: Re: how big can I make it?


You can use the Math::BigInt module.

perldoc Math::BigInt
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nikola Janceski" <nikola_janceski@summithq.com>
To: <beginners@perl.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 12:54 PM
Subject: how big can I make it?


> I want to store a really really big integer... like:
> 184884258895036416
> in a varible and do a -- on it.
>
> how can I store such a number? and what's the limit? (this is on a Solaris
> 2.6 machine).
>
>
> Nikola Janceski
> Summit Systems, Inc.
> 212-896-3400
>
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