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Re: gmp-4.0.1 and .so numbers

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> writes:
> There are lots of additions, newly supported platforms, new
> algorithms, etc, which may account for the new major version number.
> It looks to me like this is a case where they carefully managed
> changes to keep ABI compatibility, but definitely added enough to
> count.

This is the case.

> If you want a more comprehensive test, here an idea (don't know if
> it'll work, but it's worth a try).  Maybe you could compile up the
> tests from the gmp 3.1 version, but sub in the libraries from 4.0.  If
> make check succeeds, it's probably good.

Not sure if the gmp 3 tests used any internals (for which
compatibility would not be guaranteed).  They were fairly simple,
maybe they'd be ok.

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