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Re: newlib and long-double question

The OP is trying to build Perl itself, not use it; hence the need for
long double support functions...


On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 4:25 AM, Sisyphus <> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "marco atzeri"
>>> On a Linux system that I have access to, I see that those functions
>>> are in /lib/libm.* but cygwin's /lib/libm.* still seems to lack them.
>>> Is there any work around or alternate version ofthis lib that actually
>>> has these functions. I honestly do not mean to be rude, but how
>>> difficult is it to impliment these functions which seem so common in
>>> most unix-like systems?
>> It is not overcomplicated to implement it, but it takes time and
>> someone to do it.
>> When I implemented all the complex functions (cabs, ccos..) I spent one
>> month
>> to make it right. A more capable guy will take less surely, but as
>> mention I see little
>> benefit moving from 64 to 80 bits so I was not interested to implement it.
> I sense an opportunity here to plug (to the op) the Math::MPFR perl module -
> for which the gmp and mpfr C libraries are required.
> I guess one could also use Math::BigFloat, but I assume the op has already
> considered (and rejected) that option - the performance hit incurred by its
> use has always discouraged me.
> Perhaps he has also already considered and rejected Math::MPFR, but it seems
> to me to be by far the best option for achieving added precision with
> floating point numbers - at least until such time as building perl with
> -Duselongdouble has been facilitated.
> Cheers,
> Rob
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