vincent-opdarw at vinc17.org
Wed Feb 17 02:05:56 PST 2010
On 2010-02-14 08:43:48 -0700, Marcus Calhoun-Lopez wrote:
> At the web page http://gmplib.org/gmp5.0.html, the developers of GMP claim:
> "GMP 5.0 is upwardly source and binary compatible with 4.x, and 3.x versions"
It doesn't say that exactly. I read:
"GMP 5.0 is upwardly source and binary compatible with 4.x, and 3.x
versions, except for applications that use the semi-documented
Actually, mpn_bdivmod was fully documented (in the manual), but was
*This interface is preliminary. It might change incompatibly in
Applications that use this function will no longer work if linked
with the GMP 5 library. Actually, if versioning works, the symlink
should have no effect if the OS really checks that GMP 5.0.1 is
incompatible with GMP 4.3.
FYI, the web page also says:
The solib numbers now reflect the removal of the documented but
preliminary mpn_bdivmod function; we correctly flag incompatibility
with GMP 4.3. GMP 5.0.0 has this wrong, and should perhaps be
uninstalled to avoid confusion.
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