Thu, 14 Nov 2002 03:48:20 -0800
> From: Jason Moxham [mailto:J.L.Moxham@maths.soton.ac.uk]=20
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>> I would argue that it should have a "unsigned long *expt"=20
>> argument which returns the multiplicity of the factor
> Possible , although I think it is unneccessairy (as we have=20
> the mpz fn mpz_remove_ui) , consider
> to cover the multiplicity case
Fair point. Thanks.
> From Paul
>> order is a real PITA. If I have to go to all that trouble,=20
>> I may just as well code the trial division myself and avoid
>> all the complexity. It's likely to runs faster as well,
>> just because I don't have to go through all the post-processing.
>> The whole point of a library is to remove the need to=20
>> rewrite frequently used code.
> I couldn't agree more , What is PITA ?
Sorry. I thought it was a reasonably well-known acronym for acute
> I hope this answers all your objections ?
I believe so.