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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review Request] Multiprecision Arithmetic Library
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-03 11:44:48

> I will have to take a look at it this week, sounds great!
> My initial question/request pertains to putting this library within the
> context of past attempts at getting an extended precision arithmetic
> library into Boost. I'm specifically thinking of Chad Nelson's XInt
> library
> reviewed approximately a year ago [1]. I'm wondering what, if any,
> influence the XInt library and the XInt review process/result had on your
> design decisions for MAL. I also hope that if issues similar to those
> brought up during the XInt review also apply to MAL that you'll be
> prepared
> to address them.
> That said, I'm pretty confident you've done your homework :)

Nod. I looked back over the review comments, the main things I spotted

* No expression template support.
* Only a GMP backend.
* No support for fixed precision ints.

Those I hope are fixed in this library, if I missed anything else, then no
doubt I'll soon find out!

Regards, John.

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