How to get decimal form of largest known prime?

M.-A. Lemburg mal at
Wed Jun 16 11:45:05 CEST 2004

Tim Peters wrote:
> [M.-A. Lemburg]
>>The version that comes with mxNumber is GMP 3.1 which
>>AFAIR does not have the multiplication optiomizations
>>you were mentioning earlier in this thread. GMP 4.x should
>>be a lot faster... but then people usually don't print
>>large prime numbers every day :-)
> People who use GMP every day might surprise you <wink>.

Most probably :-)

>>FWIW, we're not working much on mxNumber anymore since it
>>was basically a toy project to research decimal number
>>interfacing in mxODBC. The licensing issues basically put
>>us off here, so we're still waiting for a nice C level
>>interface to one of the decimal type implementations
>>for Python out there.
> There should be a standard Decimal type in 2.4, but there won't be a C
> interface at first (it's pure Python code -- in Python CVS
> sandbox/decimal/).  

Will it be turned into a C implementation at some point ?

> mxNumber isn't the same thing, but I've enjoyed
> using it since you first released it.  Thanks for doing it!


Marc-Andre Lemburg

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