Don Stewart dons at
Thu Jan 17 13:15:19 EST 2008

> Christian Maeder wrote:
> >I understand that gmp is needed for the certain libraries like the
> >Prelude with Double and Integer.
> Why is GMP needed for Double? Based on the online report Double is
>  "double precision floating"; it does not need to represent arbitrary
>  big numbers.
> I thought it is there only for Integers and Rationals.

It isn't needed for Double. Double is a native type.

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