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Math-BigInt OO design (again)

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Peter John Acklam
December 4, 2016 10:00
Math-BigInt OO design (again)
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Last year I posted a question here about me wanting a virtual parent class
for Math::Big(Int|BigFloat|Rat) modules.

I suggested the name Math::BigNum, and I got thumbs up, but now that I am
about to implement this, I realize that this package/namespace has been
taken by TRIZEN for the Math-BigNum distribution.

I have thought about Math::BigReal as an alternative, but since the
Math::Big(Int|Float|Rat) modules are in the Perl distribution, I would like
your input.

Math::BigReal is actually more precise than Math::BigNum, since I am only
dealing with real numbers. What do you think? Any better alternatives?

(Current maintainer for the Math-BigInt-related distributions.)

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