Request for new functions...

David Cleaver wraithx at
Wed Dec 26 15:32:02 CET 2012

Thank you for letting me know your thoughts on this.

Also, thank you for the inclusion of Win64 optimizations in GMP 5.1.0.  In my 
testing with GMP-ECM and a couple of home-grown programs, GMP 5.1.0 can be up to 
10% faster than MPIR 2.6.0.  Thanks again!

-David C.

On 12/25/2012 12:13 PM, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> We're considering some support of wider-than-long types,
> but there are several things that make this tricky.
> I don't like forcing "mp_limb_t" onto users, since as an abstract type
> users will not know how to handle it, such as how it relates to standard
> types, how to print it, etc.
> Then that leaves long long, which is in the C99 standard, which we have
> not yet decided to require.
> I have a partial implementation of such a thing, though.  Not just
> function prototypes, but real code.  :-)  I will finish and integrate
> it when time is ripe.

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