This chapter describes the C++ class based interface to GMP.
All GMP C language types and functions can be used in C++ programs, since
extern "C" qualifiers, but the class interface offers
overloaded functions and operators which may be more convenient.
Due to the implementation of this interface, a reasonably recent C++ compiler is required, one supporting namespaces, partial specialization of templates and member templates. For GCC this means version 2.91 or later.
Everything described in this chapter is to be considered preliminary and might be subject to incompatible changes if some unforeseen difficulty reveals itself.