Python and GMP.

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 23:36:45 CEST 2009


On Apr 20, 7:39 pm, Benjamin Peterson <benja... at python.org> wrote:
>  <alessiogiovanni.baroni <at> gmail.com> writes:
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> > There are reasons why Python not used the GMP library for implementing
> > its long type?
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> Basically, GMP only becomes faster when the numbers are huge.

That was true for one particular attempt in this direction (by
Victor Stinner);  I don't know whether more work would have fixed
this.

The other major issue is licensing:  as far as I recall, the
various discussions never came to a conclusion about the legal
implications of using GMP.

Mark



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