Build failure for 5.1.0-RC2 on Mac OS 10.8

Torbjorn Granlund tg at
Wed Dec 12 08:23:47 CET 2012

What is the advantage of your Apple-specific code compared to the one I
put into the repo?

Sure, using "long" is more compact that using quad.  But I don't think
the new code runs slower.  Do you disagree?

I hesitate to change the code again for these reasons:

1. The repo code seem to work already, see
2. We're late in the release process.
3. Your code variant almost surely will not work on non-darwin systems, so
   we'd need to invent new m4 macros.
4. I am busy writing my disertation.  :-)

  > Xcode 4.5.2 on darwin12
  > Xcode 4.5.2 on darwin11
  > Xcode 4.2 on darwin10
  > Xcode 3.2.6 on darwin10
  > Xcode 3.1.4 on darwin9

Any chance you could check the present GMP code on these machines?

PS. You're now the GMP project's unofficial darwin guru.  :-)


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