[Nickle] Nickle Bug

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Nov 29 20:00:19 PST 2004

You're doing a rather large ** operation; I've seen things like:

	2 ** 3826253832

in bset_union_array. That is rather a large number; are you sure it's 

(btw, (1 << x) is *way* faster than (2 ** x) in the current 
implementation.  Having nickle catch this case would be a very good idea, 
but you might want to just use << instead in any case; I think it's 


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