using gmp in visual studio?

Torbjorn Granlund tg at
Mon Jan 6 22:57:16 UTC 2014

Adam Henderson <psyadam1 at> writes:

  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?
You need *some* C compiler to compiler this C library.

  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".
There is not support for any IDE "projects" in GMP.  You might have luck
with a command-line version of Microsoft's C compiler.  (I have
successfully done that in the past.)

Since you're using cygwin, the simplest path is probably to install the
required tools using the cygwin installer.

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