[sf-lug] Ex 11.7 Exponentiation (understandable) & RSA algorithm (not so!)

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jan 12 21:12:04 PST 2009

   we had a quiet little python get-together this 
evening. i came up with the quaint idea of creating 
some broken python programs for newcomers to fix. 
   i'm thinking one program covering basics of two 
or three chapters for a total of maybe five or so 
   typos are easy to invent, likewise notational 
errors (e.g. = vs == and [] vs () and so on). more 
difficult are semantic errors: it's easy for me to 
be a ditz, but not predictable; it's not easy for 
me to imagine what a ditz would do to write valid 
code that hangs or is otherwise errant (i can do it, 
just not on command). 
   next monday is sf-lug meeting night (as well as 
MLK's b'day). 

On Mon, 2009-01-12 at 20:40 -0800, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2009, jim wrote:
> >
> >   i assume the crazy world of mod, which is
> > not an operator, is part of integer-land.
> >   extrapolating, i take it that 3 * 8 is 2.
> (in mod 11)
> >   if the above is correct, maybe i get it.
> You do get it.
> -- Asheesh.

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