integer-simple by default

Greg Fitzgerald garious at
Mon Feb 22 15:15:41 EST 2010

> As another data point, Python has also re-invented the GMP
> wheel, likely for the same licensing reasons. They have
> been using a simple implementation of Karatsuba
> multiplication for years. I have never heard of anyone
> complaining about it

Thanks for the data point.

Looks like they swapped out their integer implementation for Python3:

Here's the code from January 30, 2010:

More data points:


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