Roberto Bagnara bagnara at
Sun Jan 15 22:11:52 CET 2006

Daniel J Farrell wrote:
> I'm a little curious about the 'rop' the keeps appearing in all the  
> fuction definitions. There is alway advice in to what to set it do  
> but after searching the gmp manual I could find anything that  
> explains it?
> For example the floating point power function.
> void mpf_pow_ui (mpf_t rop, mpf_t op1, unsigned long int op2 )
> Set rop to op1 op2 .

I guess `rop' stands for "Result OPerand".
All the best,


Prof. Roberto Bagnara
Computer Science Group
Department of Mathematics, University of Parma, Italy
mailto:bagnara at

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