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From: helmut.zeisel_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-06-21 23:20:24

--- In boost_at_y..., Jens Maurer <Jens.Maurer_at_g...> wrote:
> helmut.zeisel_at_a... wrote:
> >
> > Is there any interest in an unlimited integer class?
> Yes, definitely.
> > I wrote an unlimited integer class
> > using the classical O(n**2) algorithms
> > for multiplication and division,
> > so it works reasonable fast up to some 100 decimal digits.
> The implementation is not critical, as long as the interface
> allows an implementation based on the GNU MP library and/or
> other third-party libraries.
> > It implements all the boost::operators interface
> > and it should work as Integer type for boost::rational.
> Let me remind that boost is mostly talking about interface.
> Thus, a boost contribution that defines an unlimited-integer
> type as an interface specification does make sense. However,
> implementation options such as the radix and its type should
> not be considered part of the interface, because that
> seriously limits the implementation options.

This is exactly my intention

Helmut Zeisel

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