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Re: [bug-gnulib] generic gcd
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Bruno Haible |
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Re: [bug-gnulib] generic gcd |
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Sat, 29 Apr 2006 18:14:42 +0200 |
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Oskar Liljeblad wrote:
> I propose this patch to make gcd generic.
> I needed an uintmax_t gcd for an application.
OK, I'm committing the appended patch.
I didn't apply your patch as-is because
- There's no reason to omit the #include "gcd.h".
- The name of the type should be uppercase, not gcd_t. It is common GNU style
to use uppercase names for macros that cannot be used like functions.
Notable exceptions to these rule are:
memchr.c:# define reg_char char
memcmp.c:# define op_t unsigned long int
memrchr.c:# define reg_char char
offtostr.c:#define inttype off_t
strftime.c:# define extra_args , ut, ns
strftime.c:# define extra_args_spec , int ut, int ns
tempname.c:# define struct_stat64 struct stat64
tempname.c:# define struct_stat64 struct stat
- The description of the module in the modules/* files should be a one-liner.
Further doc belongs in the doc/ directory.
Bruno
2006-04-29 Bruno Haible <address@hidden>
* gcd.texi: New file.
* gnulib.texi: Include it.
2006-04-29 Bruno Haible <address@hidden>
* gcd.c: Use WORD_T and GCD instead of unsigned long and gcd.
Suggested by Oskar Liljeblad <address@hidden>.
diff -c -3 -r1.4 gcd.c
*** lib/gcd.c 14 May 2005 06:03:58 -0000 1.4
--- lib/gcd.c 29 Apr 2006 16:06:40 -0000
***************
*** 1,5 ****
/* Arithmetic.
! Copyright (C) 2001-2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Written by Bruno Haible <address@hidden>, 2001.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
--- 1,5 ----
/* Arithmetic.
! Copyright (C) 2001-2002, 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Written by Bruno Haible <address@hidden>, 2001.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
***************
*** 16,29 ****
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA. */
/* Specification. */
! #include "gcd.h"
#include <stdlib.h>
/* Return the greatest common divisor of a > 0 and b > 0. */
! unsigned long
! gcd (unsigned long a, unsigned long b)
{
/* Why no division, as in Euclid's algorithm? Because in Euclid's algorithm
the division result floor(a/b) or floor(b/a) is very often = 1 or = 2,
--- 16,35 ----
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA. */
+ /* This file can also be used to define gcd functions for other unsigned
+ types, such as 'unsigned long long' or 'uintmax_t'. */
+ #ifndef WORD_T
/* Specification. */
! # include "gcd.h"
! # define WORD_T unsigned long
! # define GCD gcd
! #endif
#include <stdlib.h>
/* Return the greatest common divisor of a > 0 and b > 0. */
! WORD_T
! GCD (WORD_T a, WORD_T b)
{
/* Why no division, as in Euclid's algorithm? Because in Euclid's algorithm
the division result floor(a/b) or floor(b/a) is very often = 1 or = 2,
***************
*** 33,39 ****
bit in a single instruction, and the algorithm uses fewer variables than
Euclid's algorithm. */
! unsigned long c = a | b;
c = c ^ (c - 1);
/* c = largest power of 2 that divides a and b. */
--- 39,45 ----
bit in a single instruction, and the algorithm uses fewer variables than
Euclid's algorithm. */
! WORD_T c = a | b;
c = c ^ (c - 1);
/* c = largest power of 2 that divides a and b. */
- generic gcd, Oskar Liljeblad, 2006/04/28
- Re: [bug-gnulib] generic gcd,
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