Algorithm used by BigInteger prime generator?

Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Wed Apr 21 22:05:49 PDT 1999

On Apr 21, 1999, Godmar Back <gback at> wrote:

>  I'm wondering whether you have to use BigNum.

I hope not.

> Specifically, I was wondering if some of the invariants concerning
> the representation of the magnitude and the location of the MSB are
> the same.

I plan to look into it some day, since I want to get MindTerm (a GPLed
ssh client) to work with Kaffe.

Anyway, I've filed a Java specification bug report, and they
acknowleged it as a bug.  It should soon appear in the Bug Parade as
Bug Report # 4231449.

Alexandre Oliva IC-Unicamp, Brasil
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