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
Can you enlighten me?


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