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513. Size of state for subtract_with_carry_01

Section: 28.5.4 [rand.eng], 99 [tr.rand.eng.sub1] Status: NAD Editorial Submitter: Walter Brown Opened: 2005-07-03 Last modified: 2016-01-28

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Paragraph 3 begins:

The size of the state is r.

However, this is not quite consistent with the remainder of the paragraph which specifies a total of nr+1 items in the textual representation of the state. We recommend the sentence be corrected to match:

The size of the state is nr+1.

To give meaning to the coefficient n, it may be also desirable to move n's definition from later in the paragraph. Either of the following seem reasonable formulations:

With n=..., the size of the state is nr+1.

The size of the state is nr+1, where n=... .

Proposed resolution:

[ Jens: I plead for "NAD" on the grounds that "size of state" is only used as an argument for big-O complexity notation, thus constant factors and additions don't count. ]

[ Berlin: N1932 adopts the proposed NAD. ]