[r-t] Big search

Richard Smith richard at ex-parrot.com
Tue Jan 22 15:43:34 UTC 2008

Mark Davies wrote:

> My Big Search has finished, uncovering a bug in my code in the process. I
> must have used a 32-bit register for the "time taken" calculation, which for
> some reason is performed in milliseconds. 2^32 milliseconds is a mere 1193
> hours, so the count wrapped over at that point.

You wouldn't be first person to make that mistake:


Fortunately, you weren't writing an air traffic control


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