From: Fernando Cacciola (fcacciola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-21 16:45:55
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Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 5:51 PM
Subject: [boost] Re: Unlimited integer
> --- In boost_at_y..., Gabriel Dos Reis <Gabriel.Dos-Reis_at_c...> wrote:
> > helmut.zeisel_at_a... writes:
> > | Which of these libraries could be
> > | a starting point for inclusion into a future C++ standard,
> > | by offering a complete C++ interface
> > | (compatible e.g. to boost::rational and boost::operators)
> > | and providing a boost compatible license?
> > I don't have the answer but any such library should seriously
> > consider interaction with existing practice such GMP.
> So instead of providing an own implementation
> this would mean to write a C++ wrapper for GMP.
> They need one anyway, see their FAQ:
> Q: Is there a C++ wrapper for GMP?
> A: No, none as far as we know. Many people have started writing one,
> but nobody has ever sent us any useful code. "Useful"
> here means complete, efficient, and well-tested. (We intend to write a
> spec later and put it here.)
> Would a C++ wrapper for GMP be a useful contribution to boost?
How you checked the CLN library
It wraps GMP. Even though there might be a lot of issues to address in that
library, it does provide a starting point.
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