gmp 4.1 documentation improvement suggestions
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 07:57:22 +1000
Vincent Lefevre <Vincent.Lefevre@loria.fr> writes:
> Also, I don't understand the following two sentences:
> Even if the user has asked for a very high precision, MP will
> not calculate with superfluous digits. For example, if two
> low-precision numbers of nearly equal magnitude are added, the
> precision of the result will be limited to what is required to
> represent the result accurately.
That's a leftover from mpf, where a size of the current data is
maintained separately from the precision of the variable. The effect
being to avoid calculating with lots of trailing zeros.
> They should probably be removed.
Yep, since it's not true of mpfr, in its current form.