Why gmp is not in the standard library?

Miki Tebeka miki.tebeka at zoran.com
Thu Jan 15 11:11:11 CET 2004


Hello All,

On a different thread Skip wrote:
> Yes, you're right.  Starting at 2**1000 I found three safe primes quite
> quickly.  Using my version I gave up waiting after seeing one safe prime
> float by.

Which made me think why Python don't use gmp as it's primary math
package - we'll get fast results, a lot of number types and much more.

Can't think of any reason why Python is implementing its own long
numbers...
Can you enlighten me?

Thanks.
Miki



More information about the Python-list mailing list