Daily Archives: 2012-08-02

6 = ^

A lesson I learned today:
If you have some code that just isn’t right, or writing about programming and the math doesn’t work out, look for a number that ends in …616, …632, or …664. It’s likely that someone was writing x^16, x^32, or x^64 and didn’t hit shift hard enough to make the carat appear.

In my case, the number was 2632, which really should have been 2^32, or 4294967296 – 6 orders of magnitude different.… Read the rest