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google - # of pages

on the current google page:

"Google - Searching 4,285,199,774 web pages"

soon they reach 2^32. What do you think?

 
Friday, April 30, 2004

I think they've already thought about it.

Can think about IPO and chew gum
Friday, April 30, 2004

What is the significance of 2^32 in the context of Google?

John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Friday, April 30, 2004

The number that the name "Google" came from is substantially bigger that 2^32.

Steve Jones (UK)
Friday, April 30, 2004

the correct spelling is:

g00gle

or, if you want to be truly 1337:

g00gL3


Friday, April 30, 2004

An integer overflow on their home page just after formally announcing their IPO, hehe. Can't see it happening though.

DomF
Friday, April 30, 2004

If I remember correctly, Google already uses Python for part of their indexing system, which supports arbitrary-length integers.  So even if they did hit an overflow, they'd just have to rewrite that particular calculation in Python... (=

Sam Livingston-Gray
Friday, April 30, 2004

Well sure, they use 32-bit integers to save space.

Ignorant youth
Friday, April 30, 2004

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