Bill Allombert on Fri, 21 May 2004 22:34:54 +0200

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Re: gp: anal.c more bugs

On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 12:52:31PM -0700, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 01:36:33PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > It does not seems important today because PARI is seldom used as a real
> > library, but if we want people start to use it that way, we need to give
> > them that sort of warranty.
> To the contrary, I think that PARI is used as a real library 95% of
> the time (via Math::Pari, which is a prerequisite for some Perl
> modules for crypto).

Last time I build Math::PARI, it required to rebuild PARI entirely 
and installed its own version
and so make no use of libpari.

Also honestly, Math::BigInt (with GPM support) is a better option for
perl crypto modules. Math::PARI can only be slower and more bloated
(PARI being much more than a BigInt package).