jtobey at john-edwin-tobey.org
Fri Apr 20 22:11:24 CEST 2012
This directory contains source code for a browser plug-in that gives
scripts access to GMP, the GNU multiple precision arithmetic library.
The code status is alpha to early beta.
The plugin supports most GMP functions. For a list, see
gmp-entries.h. The code uses NPAPI, so the plugin should run in all
major browsers *except* Internet Explorer. I have tested it (briefly)
in Firefox 11.0 and Chrome 19.0.1084.30.
The plugin can crash on certain input, such as requesting the square
root of a negative number. This is hard to fix.
The per-call time overhead is quite high, unless you configure your
browser to run the plug-in in-process. But if you do, the plug-in can
crash the browser.
This is free software and comes with NO WARRANTY as explained in
You will need:
* GNU/Linux or a similar operating system, or some porting
* npapi.h and accompanying files:
* the GMP development package: http://gmplib.org/devel/
* a C compiler: http://gcc.gnu.org/
* Make: http://www.gnu.org/software/make/
To install, run the following commands. If successful, restart your
browser and open the example page, gmp-example.html. The example
simply pops up an alert containing the result of a calculation.
mkdir -p ~/.mozilla/plugins/
cp libgmp-plugin.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/
Errors? Questions? Ideas? Email me: John.Tobey at gmail.com
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