two questions on GMP & C float

Torbjorn Granlund tg at
Sun May 17 13:49:26 CEST 2009

  > The main multiple precision fp library in the GNU project is mpfr,
  > mpf is kept mainly for compatibility reasons.  It is unlikely that I will
  > undertake major development projects for mpf.
  OK.  Do you think the GMP documentation could state this explicitly ?
  Someting like "mpf_t is mainly kept for backward compatibility, we
  recommend to use MPFR instead".

Perhaps it should.  And perhaps there should be a chapter pointing to
useful extension libraries (MPFR, MPFI, MPC, more?).

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