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Of course they can do this; the latter is just one modulus operation away from the former.
> because that's a matter of processor architecture, not mathematics.
Surprise: processors architectures are rooted in arithmetics. All of them, even though they differ with each other.
Have you seen this page?
Posted May 27, 2011 9:45 UTC (Fri) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Still not a matter of mathematics: both 1's and 2's compliment are equally correct. The matter is about the choice made by the processor designers, and thus, a matter of processor architecture.
Posted May 27, 2011 14:03 UTC (Fri) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
GMP or else can help for the latter (of course not for the former).
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