SPUG: Working with currency

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes sthoenna at efn.org
Thu Apr 2 19:35:08 PDT 2009

On Thu, April 2, 2009 7:20 pm, Michael R. Wolf wrote:.
> After an hour of digging, I can't find indications (much less an
> answer) on when it's necessary to 'use bigint'.  In other words, what is
> the moral equivalent of MAXINT, or at least a close approximation
> (disregarding whatever legal fine-print exists) for a back of the
> envelope proof-of-concept design?

2**53 pennies = a bit over 90 trillion dollars

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