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Re: Math::Big* v1.21
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi
March 30, 2001 14:26
Re: Math::Big* v1.21
Message ID: 20010330162618.S20732@chaos.wustl.edu
On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 11:53:05PM +0200, Tels wrote:
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> Helo all,
> Version 1.21 got uploaded to:
> I will place it tommorow at http://bloodgate.com/perl, too.
> Whats new?
> after another operation, sub() for numbers with at
> least 6 trailing zeros failed (don't ask ;)
> Math::BigFraction (please see readme!)
> Math::BigFloat got some work for basics of mul/div/cmp, better _norm
> anything should now work under v5.005_2 and up (except eval and
> use Math::BigInt ':constant' but thats an old Perl bug)
> I am now more and more unsure wether this projet is usefull at all, because
> the original Math::BigInt are still in v5.7.1 despite the many replacement
> projects that were started (some long ago), e.g. none of them was
> good-enough or perhaps licence issues with the external libs? Or nobody
> cared enough? Hm.
Should I understand this as a proposal to include the new Math::Big*
Yes, licensing has been an issue in the past. Basically, if the
licensing is anything else than the Perl dual Artistic/GPL, there's
How big is the new Math::Big*?
> A small list of my findings about possible replacements is in the README.
> And seeing that transparent Bigint support might be in Perl 6, which will
> make M::BI obsolete...oups. But I am all for P6 and the transparent
> support, so there ;-P
> I wonder wether mine will end up as the others? Anybody with some insight
> and an opionin is welcome.
> Special Thanx must go to D.E.Knuth. The Art of programming becomes my
> reading material for bedtime...
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> Thank you all for your work!
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