patch in Python?

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Wed Oct 2 11:11:39 CEST 2002

Alex Martelli <aleax at> [2002-10-02 08:53 GMT]:
> Gerhard Häring wrote:
>         ...
>>> Looking at the docs I don't see any features that gmpy doesn't have.
>>> I think it would be better to use gmpy, which is widely used, has
>>> assembly language optimizations for many cpu's, etc.
>> Probably, except one of the requirements is a BSD-ish license, as in the
>> end this will be used for the NUMERIC type of pyPgSQL. If it's going to
>> be useful for other purposes, that's a nice side-effect.
> Both the "assembly language optimizations" and the LGPL license, of
> course, are due to the underlying GMP library (which my gmpy just
> wraps for Python consumption).

My comment was meant to be about GMP, not the wrapper, as the GMP license
(LGPL) effectively covers your Python wrapper as well.

> [...] Besides, even if gmpy were to be BSD-licensed, the underlying GMP would
> no doubt remain LGPL, so, changing gmpy's license would be rather useless per
> se


-- Gerhard

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