Subject: Re: [boost] Introduction of numeric_adaptor
From: Kevin Sopp (baraclese_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-02 13:37:02
I got the hint ;-) because of severe time constraints I haven't been
able to do anything for far too long now. I hope that I will find some
time soon to finish this thing.
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 12:34 PM, Paul A. Bristow
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On
> Behalf Of
>> Bruno Lalande
>> Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 8:53 AM
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost] Introduction of numeric_adaptor
>> > Looks quite fascinating, now we just need a Boost.BigNum library. :)
>> There have been some discussions about that already, and one of the
>> conclusions seems to be that it would be complex to try to do
>> something at least as efficient as the existing libraries. Moreover
>> the choice between those can depend on what you need exactly. So this
>> library proposes to simply plug whatever bignum you want in.
> I think this is good way to proceed. This proposal will make it easy to switch
> BigNum implementation.
> Many users very much want a BigNum but don't really care much about efficiency
> (but there are others who care very much indeed).
> It would allow those who cannot use the best GMP bignum (because it has the LGPL
> licence) to use a Boost.BigNum - and would make this much more useful. Kevin
> Sopp has been promising to finish his promising Boost compatible version for
> some time - hint!.
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