[perl #36330] [TODO] Create a BigNum PMC

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Dec 1 16:15:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 06:23:31AM -0800, Klaas-Jan Stol via RT wrote:
> On Sat Sep 08 10:39:31 2007, bernhard wrote:
> > Just for the records, Andy Lester wrote on p2:
> > 
> > bignum.c seems to be entirely unused.  Everything builds just fine
> > without it.  There are many lint errors in it, such as int functions
> > returning with "return;" and no value.
> > 
> > Can we throw it away?  Move it somewhere out of the way? 

If (1) bignum.c is not being used, and (2) we don't expect it to 
be used between now and Parrot 1.0, then I recommend we eliminate 
it for the time being.

If someone in the future wants to recover this code as part of
(re)implementing BigInt/BigNum/BigWhatever, they can easily do
so from the svn repository.  Until then, let's not carry around
the code baggage and/or lead coders down false trails.


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