Arbitrary Precision C++

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    Arbitrary Precision C++

    How big can the numbers get for C++ to still be able to handle them?
    I need C++ to handle numbers that are hundred thousands, millions,
    and/or hundreds of millions of digits. It is called arbitrary precision or
    BigNum (for big number). Are there any programs that can handle
    numbers this big?

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