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From: Christoph Ludwig (cludwig_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-19 10:30:52

On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:30:27AM +0100, Marcin KaliciXski wrote:
> Tracking the disussion on n1774 'Big integer library proposal for C++0x' I
> see there is a lot of controversy about it, and it will probably need much
> tweaking before (if ever) it is accepted.
> Wouldn't that be a good idea to have a big integer added to boost so that we
> can create a 'working practice' before anything gets standarised?
> I have some preliminary source code, some spare time, and would volunteer to
> work on it if there's enough interest.

The replies indicated some interest in arbitrary long integer / arbitrary
precision arithmetic among Boost users and developers. Today I got a call for
participation in the `"many digits" friendly competition 2005' organized by
Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. To quote from the call for

  In the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences at Radboud
  University Nijmegen we will organise a demo/benchmark session for
  investigating the state of the art in the various implementations of
  exact real arithmetic. The event will be held on 3-4 October 2005,
  in conjunction with the Small TYPES workshop on Constructive
  analysis, types and exact real numbers

I don't have time to pursue this myself but those interested in the topic
might also be interested in this event - maybe not with an own submission, but
to learn from the experiences others made while implementing arbitrary
precision arithmetic.

The complete call for participation is available at




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