Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc]Intrest - big integer library
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-16 13:49:34
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> joel falcou
> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 5:27 PM
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> Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost][gsoc]Intrest - big integer library
> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > But there are many conflicting 'absolutely essential requirements'.
> > For some a Boost licence is essential, for others using the definitive but
> > limited license GMP bignum is fine.
> > For some 256 bits would be useful, for others they must be infinitely
> > expandable.
> > For some if it gets the right answer, time is unimportant - for others speed
> > paramount
> Isn't something some generic programming can solve by either using
> policies or specialization based on operator selection ?
Indeed - another worm in the can, or several ;-)
But it would be worth doing - if done well enough.
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