Joerg Arndt arndt at jjj.de
Mon Jun 2 16:52:54 CEST 2008

* Vincent Lefevre <vincent at vinc17.org> [Jun 02. 2008 23:09]:
> On 2008-06-02 22:39:10 +1000, Joerg Arndt wrote:
> > [...]

> > 
> > I am afraid you are very wrong here.  GMP was designed to compile and
> > run on Unix-ish systems.  It actually does that, and very well.
> Well, the GMP manual starts by saying:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 1 Introduction to GNU MP
> ************************
> GNU MP is a portable library written in C for arbitrary precision
> arithmetic on integers, rational numbers, and floating-point numbers.
> It aims to provide the fastest possible arithmetic for all applications
> that need higher precision than is directly supported by the basic C
> types.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I can see the words "portable" and "C", but not Unix (or Unix-ish).

Even a portable lib may not compile out of the box on each and
everything.  I still think that GMP was designed with Unix in mind.
TG, correct me if I am wrong.

At the end of this motivational campaign this may become a mere
documentation error.

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