mpf exponent range
haberg-1 at telia.com
Tue Aug 16 18:51:53 CEST 2011
On 16 Aug 2011, at 17:50, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> I realise mpf isn't terribly much used today, given the existence of the
> superior mpfr functions. Do people on this list have any opinions about
> the exponent range, of mpf, in particular, if we should make input and
> output work for the entire allowed number range? Or is this irrelevant?
> It is not a trivial fix. The required changes will be to allow
> multi-word exponents (for bases < 2^64).
Perhaps it should be scrapped altogether, to save work, if one can use mpfr instead.
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