A gmp flavored gcc?

Paul Zimmermann Paul.Zimmermann at loria.fr
Fri Oct 27 19:33:09 CEST 2006

> I recall from some time ago (perhaps on another gmp list) that there was=20
> talk of creating a gmp flavored gcc.  The basic idea being that having a=20
> gcc with builtin big numbers would be cool, and combining gcc and gmp in th=
> is
> way would save lots of compiler woes.  Of course, "porting gmp" to=20
> "porting gcc" is not a reduction.  Anyway, I found myself daydreaming=20
> about this the other day and I was wondering if anyone had given that=20
> idea more thought?

I don't know about gcc, but I'm aware the C++ committee is seriously
considering providing an arbitrary precision "integer" type, which would
be implemented using gmp of course.

More details can be obtained from Sylvain Pion (in cc).

Paul Zimmermann

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