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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: ITC's java.math package contribution
Date Mon, 24 Apr 2006 20:52:24 GMT


Chris Gray wrote:
> On Sunday 23 April 2006 02:07, Daniel Fridlender wrote:
> 
>> I also agree with [Vladimir] that it would be really nice to have a
>> representative collection of realistic applications of the
>> functionality of java.math.  RSA key generation is definitely one of
>> them.  We should find more.  That would also help us identifying
>> methods that are critical for the performance in practice, thus
>> methods that are worth optimizing further.
> 
> For crypto, one could adopt the whole BouncyCastle test suite as a benchmark. 
> Outside of crypto, I don't know of any practical uses for BigInteger (which 
> doesn't mean that none exist).
> 

That's a good idea...  anyone focused on math at least create a JIRA so 
we don't forget?  (I can't... I'm on a plane... I'll do it when I land 
if no one beats me to it...)

geir

> Chris
> 


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