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[Chicken-announce] [ANN] Numbers 4.3 released

From: Peter Bex
Subject: [Chicken-announce] [ANN] Numbers 4.3 released
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:34:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello CHICKEN users,

I would like to announce the release of version 4.3 of the numbers egg.
This release fixes a variety of small but important bugs that could cause
unreliable results to crop up in some calculations and comparisons.  Most
importantly, this release fixes a pathological case in the Burnikel-Ziegler
division algorithm, where certain ratios of divisor and dividend bignum
lengths would cause the algorithm to slow down to a crawl.

These bugfixes have also been ported to the bignum CHICKEN 5 branch.

Many thanks to "balkenbrij" on Reddit for reporting the performance
problem and Christian Kellermann for pointing it out to me.  Furthermore,
many thanks to Juergen Lorenz, Aleksej Saushev, Arthur Maciel and
"Kooda" from the #chicken IRC channel on Freenode for testing and
benchmarking the new release on a variety of platforms.


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