Portable and compile ver of GMP

Sam Rawlins sam.rawlins at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 01:53:20 CET 2012

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 2:52 PM, <bodrato at mail.dm.unipi.it> wrote:
> The paper you refer to reads: "We considered two versions of GMP. The
> first was the compiled version of GMP which is highly optimized for the
> underlying microprocessor. The other was the highly portable version of
> GMP". Right?

Are there any links to this paper? I think we're all in the dark unless we
know what is being talking about.

> What do the authors mean with "portable version"? We should ask them.

Yes, I think the authors are the only people qualified to answer that

> I can guess they mean the same GMP library, compiled with the
> --disable-assembly (was --host=none...) configure option.
> In both cases, (with or without assembly portions) the library uses
> different algorithms "depending on the data size", for some tasks, e.g.
> multiplication. The goal is, of course, to use the faster algorithm in
> each range.
> Regards,
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Sam Rawlins

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