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Re: release candidate 3 available--Solaris 5.9 issue

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: release candidate 3 available--Solaris 5.9 issue
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 10:34:17 -0700
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> We only use one function from that library, namely a routine to convert
> a number to base 30.   It occured to me that this is a reasonably
> straightforward algorithm. So could we not implement our own, and then 
> drop the dependence on libgmp ?
> Or am I being naive?

That is, ideally, what I'd like to do.  Floating-point
base conversions are not really my bag.  I do, however, have a
copy of Plauger's _The Standard C Library_ that does a good job
of explaining the issues.  I'll read it over again this afternoon
and see how hard it would be.
"To the engineer, the world is a toy box full of sub-optimized and
 feature-poor toys."
--Scott Adams

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