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Re: Using the GNU GMP Library for Bignums in Emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Using the GNU GMP Library for Bignums in Emacs
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2018 18:55:27 -0400

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  > On operating systems where GMP is not in the base
  > installation. One example is Solaris 10; I'm sure there are
  > others. We could strongly suggest installing GMP before building
  > Emacs, as we already do for a GnuTLS and few other libraries; but
  > at least at first I doubt whether we'd want to absolutely require
  > GMP, just as we don't require GnuTLS.

I don't think we should go to very much trouble
just to make installation on Solaris 10 easier.

GMP and GNUtls are not comparable issues.  Bignums will have a
pervasive effect on the Emacs C code.  I expect TLS affects only a
small part of the code.  I expect that supporting with and without TLS
is a small job compared with supporting with and without bignums.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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