mpf_eq progress since gmp-4.2.1?
tg-this-will-bounce-but-I-am-subscribed-to-the-list-honest at swox.com
Fri Jan 5 00:50:20 CET 2007
abbott <abbott at dima.unige.it> writes:
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... :-(
It is delicate for me too, and I don't use it.
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.
I suppose you're right. :-)
I actually don't recall design consideration details. This was
designed in 1993, in the POSSO project...
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