Subject: Re: Java is really convenient. Re: Sun thinks about switching Java 	 to S-expression syntax: Lava
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/02/18
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Johan Kullstam <>
| no, i do *not* want an integer (at least in the mathematical sense).

  the MD5 algorithm requires a number of operations on 32-bit machine
  integers.  it would have cost them approximately nothing to require them
  to be bignums (the algorithm is basically written in machine language,
  and it appears only foolish to try anything else).  the solution is to
  use LOGAND to mask out the number bits.  I'm probably going to rewrite
  MD5 in assembler -- the C code is amazingly non-optimal, too.