Python and GMP.

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Mon Apr 20 18:49:32 CEST 2009


On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:24:07 +0200, "Diez B. Roggisch" <deets at nospam.web.de> wrote:
>alessiogiovanni.baroni at gmail.com wrote:
>
>> There are reasons why Python not used the GMP library for implementing
>> its long type?
>
>Any reason it should? I don't know GMP (only that it exists), but adding
>binary dependencies is always a tricky and in need of careful weighting
>thing to do.

This has been discussion in detail on python-dev (more than once, I think,
even).  Here's the top of one such thread:

  http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2008-November/083315.html

Jean-Paul



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