ocamlzarith
arbitrary precision integer and rational arithmetic
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Package versionocamlzarith1.12p2

MaintainerChristopher Zimmermann
This library implements arithmetic and logical operations over
arbitraryprecision integers.
The module is simply named Z. Its interface is similar to that of the Int32,
Int64 and Nativeint modules from the OCaml standard library, with some
additional functions. See the file z.mlip for documentation.
The implementation uses GMP (the GNU Multiple Precision arithmetic library) to
compute over big integers. However, small integers are represented as unboxed
Caml integers, to save space and improve performance. Big integers are
allocated in the Caml heap, bypassing GMP's memory management and achieving
better GC behavior than e.g. the MLGMP library. Computations on small integers
use a special, faster path (coded in assembly for some platforms and functions)
eschewing calls to GMP, while computations on large intergers use the lowlevel
MPN functions from GMP.
Arbitraryprecision integers can be compared correctly using OCaml's
polymorphic comparison operators (=, <, >, etc.). This requires OCaml version
3.12.1 or later, though.
Additional features include:
* a module Q for rationals, built on top of Z (see q.mli)
* a compatibility layer Big_int_Z that implements the same API as Big_int from
the legacy Num library, but uses Z internally
 sysutils/findlib
 lang/ocaml
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