Function return values in GMP?

Hans Aberg haberg at
Mon Feb 27 00:52:29 CET 2006

On 27 Feb 2006, at 00:33, Décio Luiz Gazzoni Filho wrote:

> On Feb 25, 2006, at 9:30 PM, James Wheaton wrote:
>> I find it very irritating and redundant that none of
>> the GMP functions return GMP-type variables.

> However, and especially considering
> that C has no function overloading like C++ does, ...

Even when using C++, it is unwise to return values, especially for  
dynamically allocated variables, due to the time it takes, unless one  
uses some kind a reference method (like a reference count).

   Hans Aberg

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