GMP 4.3.1 released
tg at gmplib.org
Tue May 12 11:31:54 CEST 2009
A new minor release of the GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library (GMP)
is now available. The new release is identified as 4.3.1.
These files can also be found on a GNU mirror near you.
The GMP web site can be found at http://gmplib.org/.
It cannot be said enough times: Please run "make check" after you've built
your library. And if "make check" stops with an error, do not use the
compiled library. If this happens, you've almost surely run into a
compiler bug. The first thing to try is using a different compiler. See
also http://gmplib.org/. Of the more recent GCC releases, version 4.3.2 is
known to miscompile this GMP release on all 64-bit platforms; this
manifests itself at a check failure in tests/mpz/t-root.c.
The 4.3 release series contain a large amount of new code, and countless
improvements to existing code. No past GMP release has contained more new
code than 4.3. Most of the new code is at the mpn level.
Changes between GMP version 4.3.0 and 4.3.1 (for credits, please see below):
* Fixed bug in mpn_gcdext, affecting also mpz_gcdext and mpz_invert.
The bug could cause a cofactor to have a leading zero limb, which
could lead to crashes or miscomputation later on.
* Fixed some minor documentation issues.
* Workarounds for various issues with Mac OS X's build tools.
* Recognise more IBM "POWER" processor variants.
In addition to Torbjorn Granlund, many people have contributed to this
* David Harvey helped write the new x86-64 assembly code, and suggested
the new internal division-by-special-constant algorithm.
* Marco Bodrato and Niels Moeller helped implement the new multiply code.
* Niels Moeller wrote the new gcd code, and the new mpz_nextprime code.
* Niels Moeller helped write some of the new division code, and suggested
some of the algorithms.
* Alberto Zanoni and Marco Bodrato suggested the unbalanced multiply
* Peter Montgomery suggested the new mod-by-single-limb algorithm.
* Paul Zimmermann suggested the algorithm and helped write the new mpn
nth root code.
* Tommy Faernqvist and David Billinghurst helped test GMP 4.3.1.
There is a public repository for GMP, please see the GMP home page for more
Torbjorn's work on GMP is sponsored by Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning,
through CIAM, http://www.ciam.kth.se/.
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