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Subject: Re: [boost] [EXTERNAL] [review] Multiprecision review (June 8th - 17th, 2012)
From: Belcourt, Kenneth (kbelco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-17 14:48:03

On Jun 17, 2012, at 2:00 AM, John Maddock wrote:

>> The review of Multiprecision is due to end on Sunday, June 17th, 2012, but
>> AFAIK we only have two (very detailed and informative!) formal reviews so
>> far, which I fear is not enough to establish community consensus for
>> acceptance. I want to encourage more reviews from the community. If anyone
>> would like to extend the review deadline to give himself or herself more
>> time to look at the library, discuss it, and/or write a review, please let
>> me know!
> Relating to that it would be useful to know if the lack of reviews is due to:
> 1) No time.
> 2) No interest.
> 3) Don't like the library but are too polite to say so ;-)
> 4) Doesn't address the specific use case you're interested in.

I know very little about this domain and don't currently have a need for it, I've pinged a few coworkers who may be interested in this area. I have a couple of questions though, as one who runs tests, I am mildly curious how big the library footprint is (disk space, peak memory, compile times, runtimes, ...)? Many ET libraries can't compile in the 5 minutes nightly testing provides, will this be an issue for your library? Is the testing infrastructure setup to automatically locate dependent libraries (GMP, MPFR, ...) and enable those tests if found, or is this a manual configuration step?

-- Noel

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