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Returns (modular) exponentiation as:
a.pow(b)     #=> same as a**b
a.pow(b, m)  #=> same as (a**b) % m, but avoids huge temporary values
 
               VALUE
rb_int_powm(int const argc, VALUE * const argv, VALUE const num)
{
    rb_check_arity(argc, 1, 2);

    if (argc == 1) {
        return rb_int_pow(num, argv[0]);
    }
    else {
        VALUE const a = num;
        VALUE const b = argv[0];
        VALUE m = argv[1];
        int nega_flg = 0;
        if ( ! RB_INTEGER_TYPE_P(b)) {
            rb_raise(rb_eTypeError, "Integer#pow() 2nd argument not allowed unless a 1st argument is integer");
        }
        if (rb_int_negative_p(b)) {
            rb_raise(rb_eRangeError, "Integer#pow() 1st argument cannot be negative when 2nd argument specified");
        }
        if (!RB_INTEGER_TYPE_P(m)) {
            rb_raise(rb_eTypeError, "Integer#pow() 2nd argument not allowed unless all arguments are integers");
        }

        if (rb_int_negative_p(m)) {
            m = rb_int_uminus(m);
            nega_flg = 1;
        }

        if (FIXNUM_P(m)) {
            long const half_val = (long)HALF_LONG_MSB;
            long const mm = FIX2LONG(m);
            if (!mm) rb_num_zerodiv();
            if (mm == 1) return INT2FIX(0);
            if (mm <= half_val) {
                return int_pow_tmp1(rb_int_modulo(a, m), b, mm, nega_flg);
            }
            else {
                return int_pow_tmp2(rb_int_modulo(a, m), b, mm, nega_flg);
            }
        }
        else {
            if (rb_bigzero_p(m)) rb_num_zerodiv();
	    if (bignorm(m) == INT2FIX(1)) return INT2FIX(0);
            return int_pow_tmp3(rb_int_modulo(a, m), b, m, nega_flg);
        }
    }
    UNREACHABLE_RETURN(Qnil);
}
            

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