Karl Hans Janke Kollaborativ
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nov 2010

Bigint-libraries for Javascript

Having a leet second here.

Arithmetic on arbitrarily big natural numbers in Javascript is my current pet project (guess where this is going). Not a lot of people are doing it, because it tends to be slow. I've found four implementations floating around the Web so far:

A bunch of nice pointers for possible optimizations can be found in a post on StackOverflow by someone apparently looking to implement something Diffie-Hellmanish:


Unrelated but discovered along the way: