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Re: GMP module support

From: Marius Vollmer
Subject: Re: GMP module support
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 22:43:32 +0100
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address@hidden writes:

>         I propose that we create a GMP number-tower which is
> symmetric to the guile one (except (+)proper rational numbers) and
> allow "jumping" between the two by explicit casting. This way one
> can keep fixnums for normal stuff like counts and use GMP numbers
> selectively in tight loops where they are required.

Having support for unlimited precision numbers would be a nice
addition to Guile, indeed.  I don't fully understand what you mean
with uilding a second numeric tower.  That shouldn`t be necessary;
just integrate big-floats into the tower that we already have.

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