On 15 October 2004 10:25, Axel Simon wrote:

> for Simon M: conceptually it would be nicer if GHC uses it's private
> version of GMP.

Yes.  This has been discussed on the GHC User's list (recently I
believe).  Ideally we'd like to replace GMP with something else.

> Alternatively, GHC could just use malloc for
> allocating memory and a finalizer each time an Integer goes out of
> scope. Would that be too slow?

Yes, that would be too slow.

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