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Old 2003-07-25, 19:56   #1
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Default Problem with Newpgen

I'm running Newpgen Ver. 2.81 when ever the divisor exceeds 2^32-1 the program performs performs an illegal operation and dies. I'm running a 1.4Ghz Athlon that passes the Prime95 torture test.

Anyone have any sugestions as to why this might happen?
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Old 2003-07-27, 20:02   #2
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I suspect that your NEWPGEN program might be programmed to use unsigned INTs - which have a hard limit at 32 bits - at some point internally.

You might try asking the author if there's an update to handle longer exponents.
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Old 2003-08-02, 06:36   #3
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Isnt the next number after 2^32-1 zero(0) in 32 bit notation?
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Old 2003-08-02, 17:17   #4
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Yup - and divide by 0 has long been classified as an error....

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Old 2003-08-02, 19:43   #5
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on error resume next ;)
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