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From: Richard Peters (r.a.peters_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-29 02:59:30

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jody Hagins" <jody-boost-011304_at_[hidden]>
> "Richard Peters" <r.a.peters_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am wondering what the opinions about the big_integer library are. A
> > few months ago, discussion indicated much interest in a library like
> > this, but after I posted my library two weeks ago, I only got one
> > response. Are there people who have tried this library or read its
> > documentation, and if so, what are your comments? I would like to know
> > if I'm on the right track with this library.
> I think most people would like to see one, but may be in the same boat
> as me. I wrote my own many years ago (based on the algorithms in Knuth,
> vol 2), and it works well in most cases, except where I need really good
> performance. In that case, I have yet to see anything beat gmp. I
> imagine you will have to do a lot of architecture dependent stuff to
> match their performance. I don't like their C++ wrappers, so I rolled
> my own that are more geared to what I want.

At the moment, I'm looking for comments about the interface, not about
speed. Once the interface is stable, I will look for fast implementations,
and make gmp available via preprocessor switches.

> Most people may fall into a similar boat, which, when coupled with the
> intricate official reviews going on right now, makes it hard to set
> aside time to examine another library, just for the sake of examining
> the library.
> You may get a better response with time...

Ok, I guess I'll have to be patient...

best regards,

Richard Peters

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