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Old 2021-09-15, 14:50   #3
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IIRC, GMP and its fork MPIR are entirely integer instruction based code for the multiword operations. From a philosophical stance that no imprecision was to be allowed in.

Gwnum, prime95, etc is rooted in the stance that while floating point is faster than integer on modern CPUs, managing round-off error is worth the effort to gain speed.

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