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Re: [PATCH: perl@8342] lib/bigfloat.t FAILED at test 351

From:
Peter Prymmer
Date:
January 15, 2001 13:08
Subject:
Re: [PATCH: perl@8342] lib/bigfloat.t FAILED at test 351
Message ID:
Pine.OSF.4.10.10101151302070.167867-100000@aspara.forte.com


On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, Tels wrote:

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> 
> Helo all,
> 
> patching bigfloat/bigint is a bit futile, since I more or less completely
> rewrote it (see http://bloodgate.com/perl) 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

Tels,

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

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

  http://www.bloodgate.com/pub/bigint.zip

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/BigInts.pm but there does not
appear to be a replacement for package Math::BigInt in file Math/BigInt.pm
as I'd expect for a replacement for the core perl distribution module.
Also your bigint.zip kit does not appear to have a ready replacement for
the core's lib/bigint.pl file.

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

Peter Prymmer





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