John Cremona on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:25:44 +0200

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Re: Detecting whether PARI has been initialized

I am unsubscribing from pari-dev, since it has deteriorated to the
point of being rude and appears to have no interest at all in helping
and collaborating with others.


On 17 September 2014 15:19, Bill Allombert
<> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Bill.