Name: rlT66838 Date: 12/08/99
java version "1.3beta"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3beta-O)
Java(TM) HotSpot Client VM (build 1.3beta-O, mixed mode)
java.lang.Math should be extended to support (at least) BigInteger, instead of
just intrinsic types.
java.lang.Math support the operations I need (pow(...)), but not on the kind of
numbers I have.
For what I'm doing, I need to take the nth root of an arbitrary-magnitude
positive integer. With the JDK, that means using a BigInteger. However,
java.lang.Math works with intrinsic number types only.
I'm definitely using integers that are too big to represent with the 'long'
(Review ID: 98785)
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