using gmp in visual studio?

Adam Henderson psyadam1 at
Mon Jan 6 20:35:35 UTC 2014

Hi all, I am new to gmp and would like to use it for creating a program
that does discrete math stuff.

I tried to install gmp using cygwin and using the command "./configure".  I
got an error:
configure: error: could not find a working compiler, see config.log for

I noticed before the error it was trying to do a lot of "gcc <command>".
>From my days at digipen, I remember that gcc stands for the gnu compiler.
Do I need to install the gnu compiler?  How do I get this to work?

My other question is whether I use use gmp in visual studio.  I am worried
I might not be able to, since it says in the GMP basics that "All programs
using GMP must link against the libgmp library. On a typical Unix-like
system this can be done with ‘-lgmp’, for example".

I have no idea how to link against the libgmp library.  Thanks for all your
help in advance.  ~Adam

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