|Bill Allombert on Thu, 5 Sep 2002 13:52:39 +0200|
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On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 12:03:03PM +0200, Karim BELABAS wrote: > On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Karim Belabas wrote: > [answering to myself:] > > * Ilya's mneumonic patch --> fixed a typo (no-xxx didn't work) + commited and > > documented [ cf ploth, log, and the beginning of Chapter 3. ] > > I've committed Ilya's tentative patch for testing purposes. As far as I can > see, it works as documented in the code and the manual. Please check the > manual and see whether this looks satisfactory. > > > I still have 2 major problems, and 2 minor ones: > > 1) no interface to library programming. PARI already has mnemonic flags > corresponding to the GP ones (actually often more general, for internal > purposes): there are a number of #define's scattered in a few header files > (parinf.h is the prominent one), but it would be quite easy to unify > everything (and use enum's). > > In particular, a GP2C interface needs to be designed: we don't want GP2C to > duplicate and maintain privately the data necessary for litterate > translations (from GP mnemonics to PARI mnemonics, as opposed to integer > litterals). I believe we first should try to implement the description system and then decide how we will interface. Maybe we can an optional Mnemo: field and a perl script that output a parimnem.h file and then teach gp2c to understant this field. But first we need to make sure we want mnemonics flags values depend of the calling function. Cheers, Bill.