Precision of Number

Kevin Ryde
Sat, 21 Jun 2003 09:00:00 +1000 writes:
> This says that m has 65 limbs, which is of course unsatisfactory.

This is on the tasks list, see "mpf_set_str produces low zero limbs"
in doc/tasks.html.  mpf_set_str has had a rewrite recently, not sure
if it's gotten better with that.

> How
> can I scale the size to the minimum number of limbs so as to avoid
> bloating? Thanks.

Look for low zero limbs in f->_mp_d and strip them by moving the rest
down and adjusting f->_mp_size accordingly.  Note however you are not
guaranteed to be compatible with future releases if you tinker with
the internals like this.