mpf_eq progress since gmp-4.2.1?

abbott abbott at
Thu Jan 4 22:55:21 CET 2007

This not really a bug report, just a question and an observation on gmp-4.2.1.

Is there any progress on mpf_eq?  A while back I had a look at fixing it
myself but it all seemed rather delicate... :-(

I observe that it is a little "awkward" that mpf_mul_2exp and mpf_div_2exp
take an UNSIGNED exponent; in some ways a signed one would be more natural.
I presume the functions were designed that way to be coherent with the
corresponding mpz functions, and perhaps also to allow slightly larger
values for the exponents.

John Abbott.

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