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Peter Prymmer
January 15, 2001 13:08
Re: [PATCH: perl@8342] lib/bigfloat.t FAILED at test 351
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On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Tels wrote:

> Helo all,
> patching bigfloat/bigint is a bit futile, since I more or less completely
> rewrote it (see and there will be very likely
> a full-XS version, too.
> I have not have had time to see wether the problem you spotted is in my
> code, too. Can someone please test it?
> Also, I had not had any feedback regarding my rewrite so far, except from
> 2-3 people.
> Thanx,
> Tels


Re-writing the Big{Int|Float} modules seems to be a very popular task

When I pointed a browser at: the only link I
found that appeared to be a downloadable package was something from a
"work in progress" hyperlink:

that is not in .tar.gz form and apparently lacks a Makefile.PL too, hence
I cannot test it with `perl Makefile.PL; make; make test` and report back
to you.  Another thing is that it appears to have implemented a package
called Math::BigInts in a file called Math/ but there does not
appear to be a replacement for package Math::BigInt in file Math/
as I'd expect for a replacement for the core perl distribution module.
Also your kit does not appear to have a ready replacement for
the core's lib/ file.

Of course once you prepare a patch to replace the core lib/
and lib/Math/ please feel free to simultaneously back my
"futile" patch out at that time.  Thanks.

Peter Prymmer

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