[Python-Dev] Optionally using GMP to implement long if available

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Nov 3 22:56:21 CET 2008

skip at pobox.com wrote:
>     Benjamin> The main objection is that GMP is licensed under LGPL which I
>     Benjamin> believe conflicts with Python's very open license. 
> If GMP itself isn't included with Python how can there be a licensing issue?

On Windows, the GMP binaries would be incorporated into pythonxy.dll.
This would force anybody providing a copy of pythonxy.dll to also
provide the sources of GMP.


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