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Tels
Date:
April 11, 2007 09:27
Subject:
Writing an article about Perl + big numbers
Message ID:
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Moin,

the recent work on BigInt resparked my interest, and there already plans on 
what to add and improve beyond v1.82. Now, I also had the idea that I would 
write an article about this, and select a Wow! topic for this, to show that 
Perl5 is still alive, kicking and can do things that few other software 
can :-)

While I could just post my ramblings on p5p, or stick it on my wiki, it 
would be better if this was more widely distributed - maybe even printed.

If anybody is interested (or knows anybody who might be) in publishing a 
3..4 part article with some optimizing/stuff from the trenches inside 
BigInt, please contact me.

The code release will be done so that when the article is written/published 
people can just hit CPAN, download BigInt et. al and reproduce the stuff 
the article talks about, e.g. the code will definitely happen, article or 
not.

All the best,

Tels

PS: I might not be able to reply until Sunday. Sorry about the inconvience.

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