Bill Allombert on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:19:46 +0200

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Re: Detecting whether PARI has been initialized

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 02:52:14PM +0100, John Cremona wrote:
> Bill, that is *not* helpful.  The solution we propose is to have a
> global variable, set to 0 on startup (automatically), set to 1 in
> pari_init() and to 0 in pari_close().

My point is that your code did not actually work, so we did not break
anything. If you like to do a feature request, this is a different issue.

> If eclib (which includes mwrank) is broken by a change in pthe pari
> library, I will have to eliminate the dependency (which I only use for
> integer factorization anyway at present) and use FLINT instead.

There are much better libraries for integer factorization than PARI.