[erlang-questions] erlang bignums implementation

Steve Davis <>
Thu May 12 12:38:10 CEST 2011


As far as overhead, this may help:

http://www.erlang.org/doc/efficiency_guide/advanced.html#id66649

Caveats? None that I am personally aware of. Others may be able to say
more.

/s

On May 12, 5:10 am, Paolo Negri <> wrote:
> Dear list
>
> I was pleased to find out that the following in erlang just works fine
>
> Eshell V5.8.3  (abort with ^G)
> 1> 1 bsl 70.
> 1180591620717411303424
>
> I'm then evaluating to use bitwise operations on bignums (up to 128
> bits) and I'm asking if anyone can share how internally bignums are
> represented what's the overhead of using them and if there are any
> caveats related to their usage.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paolo Negri
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