important change in mpfr

Torbjorn Granlund tege at
Mon Apr 3 13:30:57 CEST 2006

Paul.Zimmermann at (Paul Zimmermann) writes:

  We strongly request the GMP developers to anticipate that decimal change too.
  This will boost all applications of GMP and MPFR to bank accounting.
I must say that I think is a very serious mistake.  Decimal
arithmetic is known to be very inefficient!

For GMP 5, we will use base-100 arithmetic throughout (except in
the input an doutput functions that will accept binary numbers).
Base-100 will be ten times faster than base-10, of course.


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