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Oxygene Gets Big(Integers)

RemObjects Blogs – A huge part of cryptography is big numbers. Really big numbers. For example, the SHA-256 crystallographic hash produces a 256-bit thumbprint of any data you give it. Exactly how big is 256-bits? 8 bits = 256 16 bits = 65536 32 bits = 4294967296 64 bits = 1.84467E+19 128 bits = 3.40282E+38 256 bits = 1.15792E+77 So the maximum value for a 256-bit unsigned integer is: 115 792 089 237 316 195 423 570 985 008 687 907 853 269 984 665 640 564 039 457 584 007 913 129 639 936 Unfortunately most programming languages only have 32-bit or at most 64-bit numbers available. So in order to store large ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 2013-01-18 16:07

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