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From "Chris Anderson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-796) Bignum support
Date Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:25:14 GMT

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Chris Anderson commented on COUCHDB-796:
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+1 on repatching mochijson2

-1 on magic-string numbers

if you need super-precise bignums, you're gonna have to run a query server that supports them.
might I suggest Erlang views?

> Bignum support
> --------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-796
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-796
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Database Core
>    Affects Versions: 0.11
>            Reporter: Robert Newson
>             Fix For: 1.0
>
>
> CouchDB uses spidermonkey which can only handle 32 bit integer values before overflowing.
This might surprise users of map/reduce on large datasets.
> Instead, alter mochijson2.erl to handle bignums and encode numeric values as strings.

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