Re: [K]rack this

Brian A. LaMacchia (
Sat, 03 May 1997 09:21:41 -0400

At 02:16 PM 5/3/97 +0200, Robert Harley wrote:
>>For those who would rather contribute cycles to a "purer" mathematical
>>pursuit, see:
>IMHO, a mathematical pursuit ought to involve proof rather than hand
>waving of the "rounding errors in floating point arithmetic probably
>don't cause unnoticed errors in our results" variety...

I'm afraid I don't see what the search for Mersenne primes has to do with
floating point arithmetic. We know how to do exact bignum math.