Documentation/website suggestion: link to OS X Intel build instructions
joshuad at cs.cmu.edu
Sun Jul 22 11:07:55 CEST 2007
Currently, the gmplib.org top-level page says:
[2006-05-04] GMP does not build on MacInteltosh machines. No fix planned for GMP 4.x.
It's true that the unpatched gmp-4.2.1 does not build on Intel-based
Mac OS X systems; however, a patch is available. Moreover, straightforward
instructions for applying that patch and successfully building GMP (and
passing "make check", naturally) can be readily downloaded at:
Since the only real problem with GMP on Intel-based OS X is finding
that PDF, the statement "No fix planned for GMP 4.x" is misleading.
It would be more accurate, and much more helpful, to say something like
[2007-xx-xx] Building GMP on Intel-based Mac OS X systems requires a patch.
Complete instructions can be found in <A HREF="http://images.apple.com/acg/pdf/MP_Floating_Point_20070313.pdf">this PDF</A>.
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