rop? keith.briggs at
Mon Jan 16 12:10:39 CET 2006

>I'm a little curious about the 'rop' the keeps appearing in all the  
>fuction [sic] definitions. There is alway [sic] 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 .

Daniel has a point: why is the imperative "Set" used here when the 3rd person "Sets", describing the action performed by the function (with implicit pronoun: "It sets ..."), would be more logical?

You can see the confusion one missing letter causes....


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