From: Richard Peters (r.a.peters_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-09 07:24:38
From: "Hubert Holin" <Hubert.Holin_at_[hidden]>
> > > > Well... I try to aim at core operations only. At the moment, I
> > > > jacobi symbol and primality testing, but I will almost certainly
> > > > them.
> > >
> > > Huh? Why?
> > >
> > > Hubert Holin
> > Because I think they do not belong in a big_integer library. They belong
> > a number theory library. If functions like jacobi symbol make it into a
> > big_integer library, then so should the legendre symbol, lucas function,
> > rabin-miller, lucas probable prime, etc, etc.
> > best regards,
> > Richard Peters
> I guess I should have added a smiley... Still, I find it a waste
> to take away something which both already works and is eminently useful.
> Full-blown libraries are marvelous, of course, but even small bits of
> functionality are welcome. May I suggest that you either present two
> libraries (lots of work), or that you just present the Big Int library,
> with an additional "illustrative" package of functionality which may
> form the nucleus of an ulterior library (to be reviewed separately
I'll take it into consideration, and I'll just wait to see what the general
response here at boost is when I submit it for review.
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