GMP license problem, anyone?

Brian Gladman brg at
Fri May 30 18:05:08 CEST 2008

NightStrike wrote:

> On 5/30/08, Brian Gladman <brg at> wrote:
>> As far as I am aware there is no official port of GMP that compiles as a
>> 32-bit native library on Windows (i.e. without using Cygwin, Mingw or
>> any other 'Unix on Windows' toolset).
> Mingw is not "Unix on Windows".  Cygwin is.
>> Moreover, there is no official port of GMP that compiles as a 64-bit
>> library on any 64-bit version of the Windows operating system.
> Accept our patches to make it work, and it will.

They have not been accepted so my point remains valid.

>> Unless I am mistaken, neither Cygwin or Mingw can yet offer robust and
>> reliable 64-bit compilation on the 64-bit versions of Windows. Moreover,
>> they seem unlikely to be able to do so for some little time yet.
> Please don't conjecture about what we cannot do when it's already done:

I am well aware of the state of what you are doing, which is why I used 
   the exact form of words quoted above.

Rest assured that I will welcome this development when it is mature 
enough to support production use.

    Brian Gladman

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