Bignums in Haskell
ketil+haskell at ii.uib.no
Tue Jun 21 07:46:40 EDT 2005
Marco Morazan <morazanm at gmail.com> writes:
> Do any of you have insight into why GHC uses GMP as opposed to another
> library for arbitrary precision numbers?
Did you have any particular other library in mind? I'm not too
well-versed in this, but I think GMP is fairly efficient, well tested
and portable. So why not?
> Also, why would bignums not be directly implemented for the GHC or
> other implementations of Haskell?
I guess it shouldn't be too hard, but again, when somebody else
already has done the work...
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