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From: Richard Peters (r.a.peters_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-15 09:09:27


A few months ago there was some discussion about an arbitrary magnitude
integer library. I have now implemented such a library, which is located at

There are a few (incomplete) other libraries that provide the same kind of
functionality. The main difference between this library and other libraries
is that this library uses expression templates to avoid the creation of
temporary values, which when the values become large provide an increase in

The library is not finished yet: most noticeably the test files are far from
complete, but there are also a few others things like the documentation
looks a bit ugly. Also a to-do is replacing the core operations like
addition and multiplication by more efficient ones, and provide options to
use external libraries like GNU MP.
I am presenting you already with this library though, to see if it meets the
desires for this kind of library, to see if there are things missing in this
library, and maybe get some help from other members interested in further
developing this library.

best regards,

Richard Peters

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