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Id: 111907
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Math-BigInt

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: keithsthompson [...]

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Fixed in: 1.999718

CC: Keith Thompson <Keith.S.Thompson [...]>
Subject: Small glitch in documentation
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:16:16 -0800
To: bug-Math-BigInt [...]
From: Keith Thompson <keithsthompson [...]>
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The documentation for Math::BigInt has the following example: $x = Math::BigInt->new(12345678890123456789); # bad $x = Math::BigInt->new('12345678901234567890'); # good This is quite correct, but the example would be better if both lines used the same value. The "bad" example doubles the first 8 and is missing the trailing 0. And on a 64-bit system, 12345678901234567890 doesn't lose precision. I suggest adding more digits. I'm also tempted to suggest inserting a space after the "(" so the digits line up, but I'll leave that to your judgement. Corrected example: $x = Math::BigInt->new( 123456789012345678901234567890 ); # bad $x = Math::BigInt->new('123456789012345678901234567890'); # good -- Keith Thompson <>
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