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Id: 37625
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: bignum

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

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Broken in: 0.17
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Subject: Inconsistent runtimes
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Hello, The runtimes for log on large integers are strange. I'm running perl 5.8.8 on Ubuntu 8.04 (2.6.24-16-generic). perl -Mbignum=v returns bignum v0.17 Math::BigInt v1.77 lib => Math::BigInt::Calc v0.47 Math::BigFloat v1.51 To reproduce: $ time perl -Mbignum -le 'log 2**2001' real 0m0.101s user 0m0.088s sys 0m0.012s $ time perl -Mbignum -le 'log 2**2000' real 0m6.248s user 0m6.232s sys 0m0.016s Regards Christian Riis
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The 'log' function (with 'bignum') is flawed. Occasionally it gives a wrong result. Please don't use it. This ticket is probably related to other tickets:
Both the speed issue and the occasional wrong result from log() has been fixed.

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