google - # of pages
on the current google page:
I think they've already thought about it.
Can think about IPO and chew gum
What is the significance of 2^32 in the context of Google?
John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
The number that the name "Google" came from is substantially bigger that 2^32.
Steve Jones (UK)
the correct spelling is:
An integer overflow on their home page just after formally announcing their IPO, hehe. Can't see it happening though.
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... (=
Well sure, they use 32-bit integers to save space.
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