Total Newbie question

Chris Saunders evas at
Thu Jun 18 22:46:23 CEST 2009

I have tried to use MPIR before and was unsuccessful.  I just downloaded it 
again from the URL you provided and have a question if you don't mind.  I 
guess I should first state that I now have built it successfully and it was 
much easier than using MSYS so thanks for reminding me about MPIR.  Do you 
know if this project has the intention to support MPFR?

Chris Saunders

From: "Digital Parasite" <digital.parasite at>
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:04 AM
To: "Chris Saunders" <evas at>
Cc: "Shane Choo" <scigy at>; <gmp-discuss at>
Subject: Re: Total Newbie question

> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Chris Saunders<evas at> 
> wrote:
>> To build the library for use with VS2008 the easiest method I know is to 
>> use
>> MinGW and MSYS.  If you are not familiar with these tools use Google to 
>> find
>> out.  If you are familiar with Linux you will fine building the library
>> using MSYS very straightforward.
> An even easier method is to use MPIR (, a fork of GMP
> that has VS2008 project files included to easily build a GMP
> compatible library with VS2008 for both 32bit and 64bit Windows.
> DP 

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