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Re^12: Reasons for Using Perl 6

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 03, 2018 at 23:56 UTC ( #1206653=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^11: Reasons for Using Perl 6
in thread Reasons for Using Perl 6

Start loading them with 'use bignum', 'use bigint', etc. (which I regard as the insane way) and they can get a bit tricky
The insanity of bignum and bigint has its tendrils wrapped around Math::BigInt in ways that are not easy to fix without breaking backwards compatibility.
I regard the major drawback to the standard multi-precision math modules as being their speed.
I almost included that in my list of problems, but I think the slowness is due in large part to the overcomplexity of supporting bignum craziness.

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