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Math::BigInt::GMP(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Math::BigInt::GMP(3pm)

NAME

Math::BigInt::GMP - backend library for Math::BigInt etc. based on GMP

SYNOPSIS

    # to use it with Math::BigInt
    use Math::BigInt lib => 'GMP';
    # to use it with Math::BigFloat
    use Math::BigFloat lib => 'GMP';
    # to use it with Math::BigRat
    use Math::BigRat lib => 'GMP';

DESCRIPTION

Math::BigInt::GMP is a backend library for Math::BigInt, Math::BigFloat, Math::BigRat and related modules.

Math::BigInt::GMP provides support for big integer calculations by means of the GMP C library. See <https://gmplib.org/> for more information about the GMP library.

Math::BigInt::GMP no longer uses Math::GMP, but provides its own XS layer to access the GMP C library. This cuts out another (Perl subroutine) layer and also reduces the memory footprint.

Math::BigInt::GMP inherits from Math::BigInt::Lib.

STATIC FUNCTIONS

$str = gmp_version();

Returns the underlying GMP library's version as a string, e.g., 6.2.1.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-math-bigint-gmp at rt.cpan.org", or through the web interface at <https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Create.html?Queue=Math-BigInt-GMP> (requires login). We will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Math::BigInt::GMP

You can also look for information at:

<https://github.com/pjacklam/p5-Math-BigInt-GMP>
<https://rt.cpan.org/Dist/Display.html?Name=Math-BigInt-GMP>
<https://metacpan.org/release/Math-BigInt-GMP>
<http://matrix.cpantesters.org/?dist=Math-BigInt-GMP>
<https://cpanratings.perl.org/dist/Math-BigInt-GMP>

LICENSE

This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

AUTHORS

Tels <http://bloodgate.com/> in 2001-2007.

Thanks to Chip Turner (CHIPT on CPAN) for providing Math::GMP, which was inspiring my work.

Maintained by Peter John Acklam <pjacklam@gmail.com> 2010-2021.

gmp_version() provided by FGasper on GitHub.

SEE ALSO

Math::BigInt::Lib for a description of the API.

Alternative libraries Math::BigInt::Calc, Math::BigInt::FastCalc, and Math::BigInt::Pari.

Some of the modules that use these libraries Math::BigInt, Math::BigFloat, and Math::BigRat.

2022-10-19 perl v5.36.0