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CAEvoY418WrfEwcVBAfDRXLmLzf_C1vRE+Tx7SDEED_50GfMp3g@mail.gmail.comAbigail, thanks for pointing out the implicit loading. I hadn't though of that, although hopefully I would have discovered it while testing. Here is my current idea - introduce Math::BigNum - let Math::Big(Int|Float|Rat) each be a subclass of Math::BigNum - for backwards compatibility, let Math::BigFloat load Math::BigInt, and let Math::BigRat load Math::BigFloat Peter 2015-07-28 14:31 GMT+02:00 Abigail <abigail@abigail.be>: > On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 02:16:47PM +0200, David Bundgaard wrote: > > I would consider that Math::BigFloat to load Math::BigInt to be > unexpected behavior and should not be endorsed. > > > Unexpected behaviour? It's *documented* to work that way: > > From the Math::BigFloat documentation: > > Please note that Math::BigFloat does not use the denoted library > itself, but it merely passes the lib argument to Math::BigInt. So, > instead of the need to do: > > use Math::BigInt lib => 'GMP'; > use Math::BigFloat; > > you can roll it all into one line: > > use Math::BigFloat lib => 'GMP'; > > It is also possible to just require Math::BigFloat: > > require Math::BigFloat; > > This will load the necessary things (like BigInt) when they are > needed, > and automatically. > > > Now, we may all agree that this was unfortunate, and we even may agree > the possible breakage is worth the change, but we shouldn't dismiss it > with "well, it's unexpected behaviour and should not be endorsed". > > > > Abigail >Thread Previous | Thread Next

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