mpf exponent range

Hans Aberg haberg-1 at
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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