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Re: [Help-smalltalk] integer test hangs on leopard (darwin9) intel core

From: Stephen Compall
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] integer test hangs on leopard (darwin9) intel core 2 duo
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:58:09 -0600
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Ingolf Jandt <address@hidden> writes:
> I had seen that configure was checking for gmp. But as it did not
> complain I thought it was optional.

It is technically optional.  For example, see the = method in
kernel/ when GMP is available and used for LargeIntegers,
the primitive (VMpr_LargeInteger_eq, defined in libgst/prims.def) is
used; otherwise, the old representation is used and compared using
Smalltalk code.

GMP only serves to accelerate LargeIntegers; obviously, the effect can
be extreme in certain cases :)

> I will report the result of installing gmp.

One thing I am curious about -- is GMP not available by default on
Darwin/OS X?

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