[fpc-devel] Please include gmp.dll in Win32 distribution of FPC 2.6.2 and later

Alexander Klenin klenin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 11:03:54 CET 2012

On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Jonas Maebe <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be> wrote:
> If a major problem is really the lack of standard support for
> arbitrary-precision arithmetic, does that not mean that C and C++ are no
> longer serious options either?

Actually, this is considered a drawback of C++ (nobody uses pure C in
Top competitors often learn Java just in case they need BigInteger or
more efficient HashMap.

Note that there is nothing magic in long arithmetics itself,
I do not expect Pascal's downward trend to be suddenly reversed by
inclusion of a single library.
However, it would be a good start -- I have already persuaded some
teachers to take a second look
on the language based in this and recent STL support.

Alexander S. Klenin

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