Review Request: BigInteger patch for efficient multiplication and division (#4837946)

Brian Burkhalter brian.burkhalter at
Thu May 9 17:44:59 UTC 2013

On May 9, 2013, at 12:11 AM, Alan Eliasen wrote:

>> Phase 1: Faster multiplication and exponentiation of large integers
>> Phase 2: Faster string conversion of large integers
>> Phase 3: Faster division of large integers
>> Phase 4: Faster multiplication and division of very large integers
>   Okay, I've created a set of patches that implement these 4 phases.
> (They're not actually patches, but the entire source file for each
> phase, as Brian requested.)
>   These are available at:

Excellent! Thank you very much for this assistance.

>   In this zipfile, the file(s) to use for each phase are marked with
> the ".phaseX" suffix. […] For your reference, the final versions of each file are contained
> with the ".final" suffix. 
>   Let me know if you have any issues with these.


>   Tim and Brian, you might decide amongst yourselves who wants to file
> the issues for phases 3 and 4.  I don't know if Brian has any magical
> powers to make the issues skip the QA process.

Indeed if I file them it will streamline things. I will compose a draft summary and description for each of these issues and post it before filing so that if anyone has anything to add it may be done in one step for each.



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