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Re: Using the GNU GMP Library for Bignums in Emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Using the GNU GMP Library for Bignums in Emacs
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:01:26 -0400

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  > log' at the top level of Emacs currently outputs a first line containing 
  > hexadecimal string bca6c4348077c8c0b368503b16378867b6d49659 which 
represents an 
  > integer containing 160 bits, the integer width of the SHA-1 checksums used 
  > Git. Although Emacs cannot now process such a number directly, with bignums 
  > will be able to and %x is the natural way to format such numbers.

If the first 20 bits were zero, would you want the output to start
with 00000, or would you want it to be shorter?

Dr Richard Stallman
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