(Repost) Replacement for GMP as Bignum: ARPREC? Haskell?; OS X and OpenSSL

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sun Jul 30 02:35:20 EDT 2006

Hello p,

Sunday, July 30, 2006, 7:21:07 AM, you wrote:

> Leroy and even MLton uses GMP.  Robert Dockins wrote a type-based
> library for arbitrary that can (slowly) handle big numbers (up to
> 10^15), see http://www.eecs.tufts.edu/~rdocki01/typenats.html  I don't

this don't have anything common with our problem of implementing
efficient runtime library

> know what the constraints on making such native Integer support work
> in GHC but my comment on the evolution of Haskell was not meant badly:
> native Integer support would require modifications to how Integers are
> handled in memory.  (I would be glad to lend whatever support I could
> on this, but it seems like a big project.)

imho, you are wrong. current representation allows fastest operations.
but anyway Haskell code will be several times slower than C one - even
for GHC, much more for Haskell interpreters

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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