Efficiently importing/export GMP floats
patrick.pelissier at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 19:16:30 CET 2011
> It might therefore make sense to update to a coherent format for GMP and
> MPFR, using function names not to be confused with mpz_out_raw/mpz_inp_raw.
> * The format should by byte-oriented, not 32-bit oriented.
Why do you prefer the format to be byte-oriented?
To consume less space?
Won't it make some compatibility problems across systems where a char is 8 bits
and systems where a char is 16 bits (or 32 bits)?
> * "Network byte order" should be used, i.e., most significant byte first.
Do you have a practical example of why it is better?
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