develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from December 2003

FYI: BigInt API Timeline

From:
Tels
Date:
December 22, 2003 10:53
Subject:
FYI: BigInt API Timeline
Message ID:
200312221948.56141@bloodgate.com
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----

Moin,

as discussed in the recent thread about adding new methods (as_int, is_pos,
is_neg), I tried to document the changes to the visible methods in BigInt. I
re-used some scripts created for benchmark purposes. All the data, the
scripts and the results can be found here:

	http://www.bloodgate.com/perl/bigint/timeline.html

My conclusion is that the interface has been stable for quite a while, and
that it doesn't make sense to care for BigInt older than v1.60 (first version
distributed with Perl, Perl v5.8.0) due to them beeing buggy, old etc.

In addition, I generally cannot recommend using older versions of BigInt than
v1.67 - not alone for bugs, but as the soon-to-be-published benchmarks show
also for speed and for "completeness", e.g. blog() did not work before v1.67.

If your code uses BigInt seriously, please put in a prerequisite for at least
v1.67.

Thank you for your time,

Tels

PS: I am truly sorry for the mess in the early versions...

- --
 Signed on Mon Dec 22 19:39:43 2003 with key 0x93B84C15.
 Visit my photo gallery at http://bloodgate.com/photos/
 PGP key on http://bloodgate.com/tels.asc or per email.

 "Man, I'm hot." - "Thirsty?" - "No, I mean good looking."

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.2-rc1-SuSE (GNU/Linux)
Comment: When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.

iQEVAwUBP+c92ncLPEOTuEwVAQGFrQf/T7dUyprLkOwUZB3Qm9TTmSBKygmwz1Co
hx2JjgGszulMKK+EXbrcNMGx5PkLsoGq6sR1DTbkghDMlNWttBH/CzVezp+nci9Q
QOWgK4POuoVtlp5ibGCA8wFpJYtzaZ9M5qP21cYExqbg48/HuwQeZoLDkMPBeFkT
wKDyDgkXyO1fiiAap51g5R62NDb7VR8ejVR6ERkDZoVJ8qg841xpnrLF6dAumrw1
230yBlV4liuXEECRwvrxPc8M1Hki0E0Pl0O7uGS52w2oEiteW8PCca5nZePTI4gY
lVtjEvUZcqaT9Ney2FET5QnKMrUug6fUWfkJuwJGDO8Fj8tPfZi4Zg==
=cn5N
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----




nntp.perl.org: Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at ask@perl.org | Group listing | About