mpn_powm not documented -- an oversight?

Will Galway galway at
Fri Sep 28 20:44:56 CEST 2012

Thanks for the comments Paul.  As to the usefulness of putting gmp_powm 
into the public interface, I'd guess that it would considerably speed-up 
my particular application, but I'll have to benchmark it before knowing 
for sure.  If it IS much faster, I'll send another report.  (If it isn't 
much faster, I doubt I'll bother to report it.)

-- Regards, Will

On 2012-09-28 12:02, Zimmermann Paul wrote:
>         Will,
>> I don't know if it's intentional or not, but I can't find an entry in
>> the GNU MP 5.0.5 manual for the mpn_powm function, defined in
>> mpn/powm.c.  Is this to discourage people from calling the routine?
> I don't think so. There are many internal GMP functions which are not in the
> public interface.
> If you believe it would be useful to have it in the public interface, just ask.
> Paul Zimmermann

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