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Re: Adding really big numbers

by frozenwithjoy (Curate)
on Feb 23, 2013 at 00:15 UTC ( #1020254=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Adding really big numbers

Which version of Perl are you using? It works just fine for me on 5.16.1. Using bigint, I get values for every integer. Using bignum, I get values for every int and decimal (except for trailing zeroes). Without an extra module, anything over 20 digits defaults to scientific notation with 15 digits of precision.

Update: Here is some info on largest positive/negative integers that can be nadled by different setups w/o using modules: Re: maximum value of a scalar


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Re^2: Adding really big numbers
by cpaplham (Initiate) on Feb 23, 2013 at 00:20 UTC
    I'm using 5.14. I agree, it's strange.
      Odd. Works fine for me on 5.14.2. What is your operating system?
        Oddly enough, with Math::Bigint, it's working. Bizarre...
        MS Windows 7.

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