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Re: [Help-gsl] C99 complex support

From: Hongzheng Wang
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] C99 complex support
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:16:37 +0800

Well, gcc-4.5 has been released.  One of the improvements gcc has
achieved is the support for C99's complex data type.  According to
the support for complex has been `done'.

Hope it can eventually be used in productive codes.

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Hongzheng Wang <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have asked almost the same question before.  I believe it is not
> possible to replace gsl_complex with C99's complex in the reachable
> future.  The most difficulty is that there is still few C compilers
> which can support C99's complex reliably.  In fact, even GCC has not
> fully implement this data type yet.
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:53 AM, James Service
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I was wondering if there were any plans or an effort underway to include
>> support, or an extension, for using the C99 complex number routines
>> internally?  Forgive me if I seem ignorant (I've only been using gsl for a
>> week and I'm only an undergrad physicist), but it seems that the without the
>> burden of the gsl_complex system some existing routines may be easily 
>> extended
>> to work with complex numbers to provide additional functionality (for example
>> the francis algorithm for finding matrix eigenvalues, which I believe extends
>> trivially to complex matrices in principle).
>> If not, how would you recommend I had a crack at it myself?  I've never 
>> really
>> coded for anyone other than myself before, but it looks possible at least.
>> Thanks in advance
>> James Service
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