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Author mark.dickinson
Recipients lschoe, mark.dickinson, pablogsal, rhettinger, skrah, steven.daprano, tim.peters
Date 2019-02-19.15:32:02
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> it's still a bit subtle that you have to use pow(a, -1,p) instead of pow(a, p-2, p) to let the modular inverse be computed efficiently

That's not 100% clear: the binary powering algorithm used to compute `pow(a, p-2, p)` is fairly efficient; the extended gcd algorithm used to compute the inverse may or may not end up being comparable. I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see `pow(a, p-2, p)` beat a pure Python xgcd for computing the inverse.
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