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Bignums are bogus?

>From:	IN%"Rob MacLachlan <RAM@c.cs.cmu.edu>" 16-APR-1987 12:52
>To:	Sandra J Loosemore <sandra%orion@cs.utah.edu>
>Subj:	bignums are bogus

>I'm not a big bignum user, but I think it might be marginally
>reasonable to support fixed-size 64 bit bignums.  I suspect that 64
>bit bignums would take care of a large percentage of uses.  This would
>also keep get-universal-time happy for a while to come.

I use bignums for set representations.  I think 64 bits is far too
small.  I agree that something over a thousand would almost always

Don Mitchell