GMP symbol naming (and the history thereof)?

David Miller davem at
Thu Feb 28 10:12:19 CET 2013

From: Torbjorn Granlund <tg at>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:50:29 +0100

> One reason for this is that we put some mpn functions in libc.  They
> were there for many years, and last time I looked they where still
> there.  We don't ever want to replace libc's internal routines for
> people that also link to GMP...

They should only be being used internally by the vfprintf et al.
implementation, and not exported externally in the user visible
set of symbols.

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