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Re: Arbitrary-length numbers

???? ????? | Toni Stoev writes ("Arbitrary-length numbers"):
> Hello members of the Debian Technical Committee,
> I would like to discuss a complex issue with you that could take up
> several swirls of discussion, inclusively in other places with other
> people.

This is not really the purpose of the Debian Technical Committee.  We
exist to resolve disputes within Debian about the desired behaviour of
the software.

> Would you encourage use of arbitrary-length numbers in any area of
> implementation? And would you advocate software and even hardware
> development for that purpose?

I don't think we will take a position on your proposal.  

If you would like to encourage its use, you should be talking to the
upstream developers of programs and libraries which deal with
multiprecision numbers, preferably with example code and
demonstrations of how it benefits people.  You should study the way
other people with interesting ideas have managed to make those ideas
successful in the Free Software community.

If I'm brutally honest, I'm reluctant to suggest that you put in the
work because I think it is likely that your proposal will not find
much favour, so it would be a waste of time.  But then history is
littered with tales of people in positions like mine telling people in
positions like yours that your idea is a waste of time, so feel free
to try to prove me wrong.

In any case, the Debian TC (and indeed the Debian project generally)
is not the place where you need to be presenting your ideas.


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