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Re: [bug-gawk] missing function powm and friends

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] missing function powm and friends
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:54:09 +0200
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> Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:54:12 +0100
> From: Michael Plugge <address@hidden>
> To: Aharon Robbins <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> CC: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] missing function powm and friends
> Hi Arnold,
> thank you for your friendly mai. It was a little laziness to ask for 
> inclusion of powm() and next_prime() to the basic functions of gawk :-) 
> - you are right, the gawk function set is compact and limited, and 
> should remain so. Bundling the functions into an extension is the better 
> way. Invocation and performance are the same, but the basic function set 
> is clearly defined and separated from more specialized function sets.

Thanks - I'm glad you understand.  Please do see if you can get
this into gawkextlib.  Andy and I will be working (at some uncommited
rate of speed :-) on beefing up the extension API to handle MPFR
and GMP integers values.

Take care,


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