Question on variable types...

Paul Zimmermann Paul.Zimmermann at
Sun Feb 5 22:09:07 CET 2006

> Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 13:41:14 -0600
> From: David Cleaver <wraithx at>
> Hello everyone,
> I was wondering, what is the difference between an mpz_srcptr and an
> mpz_ptr?  I've searched the manual and found no reference to either of
> them.  What are they used for?  Can I use them in my own programs? 
> Thanks for any info.
> -David C.
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mpz_srcptr is a "const" structure, i.e. you can only read it, not modify it.
You can use them at your own risk, since they are not in the public interface.


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