MPFR version info

Torbjorn Granlund tg at
Mon Jul 12 14:03:24 CEST 2004

Patrick Pelissier <Patrick.Pelissier at> writes:

  > GMP has the global constant 'gmp_version' which provides the GMP version 
  > number. Is there a comparable constant with MPFR ? If not, how does one 
  > determine the version of MPFR (from within a program) ?
   The CVS version has the function mpfr_version () which returns
  a constant string which is the version number at running time.

Why is it a function, and not a (read-only) variable as in


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