Algorithm used by BigInteger prime generator?
darcy at itools.symantec.com
Thu Apr 22 11:55:46 PDT 1999
> "D'Arcy Smith" <darcy at itools.symantec.com> writes:
> > [crypto] is what [BigInteger] is was written for in the first place
> > apparently...
> I had the (unsubstantiated) impression was that it was written for
> JDBC (i.e. a needed SQL data type). Certainly, I can't imagine
> BigDecimal being useful for crypto, but big decimal integers
> (at least 18 digits) are needed for database applications.
IIRC the guy who originaly wrote them did it for key calculations...
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