bug in gmp_fprintf still in next release?
tg at gmplib.org
Fri Sep 27 10:16:23 UTC 2019
paul zimmermann <Paul.Zimmermann at inria.fr> writes:
four years ago  I reported an issue with gmp_fprintf in GMP 6.1.0,
which cannot print correcly a number of 8589934589 bits (less than 2^33).
I just checked with today's snapshot: the issue is still there.
Will the next GMP release be still limited to less than 2^33 bits?
I believe the issue is the printf family's use of 'int' for sizes. We
cannot really get around that in gmp_*printf* while staying compatible.
(I assume it was poor design by us in the first place not to use some
wider signed type.)
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