GMP Itemized Development Tasks

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These are itemized GMP development tasks. Not all the tasks listed here are suitable for volunteers, but many of them are. Please see the projects file for more sizeable projects.

CAUTION: This file needs updating. Many of the tasks here have either already been taken care of, or have become irrelevant.

Correctness and Completeness

Machine Independent Optimization

Machine Dependent Optimization

New Functionality


Random Numbers



Aids to Development


Bright Ideas

The following may or may not be feasible, and aren't likely to get done in the near future, but are at least worth thinking about.

Old and Obsolete Stuff

The following tasks apply to chips or systems that are old and/or obsolete. It's unlikely anything will be done about them unless anyone is actively using them.