[Haskell] Bignums in Haskell
wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Tue Jun 21 09:40:11 EDT 2005
Am Dienstag, 21. Juni 2005 15:25 schrieb robert dockins:
> > Thank you for the prompt response. Do you have any insight as to why
> > the GMP library is used instead of another library for arbitrary
> > precision? Also, I understand that Haskell does not specify an
> > implementation for bignums, but why would the developers of GHC not
> > implement bignums directly instead of using an outside library?
> Unfortunately, I don't have the answers to those questions; I'm not
> really a GHC hacker. I would speculate however that the reasons are
> largely practical in nature: GMP already exists, is pretty dang fast,
> and is fairly portable.
And it's free. :-)
> Robert Dockins
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