Subject: Re: How do I calculate 2^850000 and see all the digits? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1995/12/12 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <19951212T140506Z@arcana.naggum.no> [Peter Adams] | If you want to see the result as a binary number it is simply 1 | followed by 850000 zeros. You don't even need a Lisp program to tell | you that 8-) this implies to me that (ash 1 850000) would do the job perfectly. | Here are two ways to calculate the answer in bignums. They work in ACL | so I preume the answer would be the same with GCL: GCL gets severely depressed when faced with very large bignums. even after (si::multiply-bignum-stack n), which is complains is necessary, it dumps core with an "unrecoverable error". (n = 20, n = 10 is too small, other values not tested.) #<Erik 3027765906> -- suppose we actually were immortal... what is the opposite of living your life as if every day were your last?