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Bug#751378: ITP: openlibm -- standalone implementation of C mathematical functions

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Sébastien Villemot" <sebastien@debian.org>

* Package name    : openlibm
  Version         : 0.3
  Upstream Author : Julia development team
* URL             : https://github.com/JuliaLang/openlibm
* License         : BSD, MIT, ISC, public domain
  Programming Lang: C, asm
  Description     : standalone implementation of C mathematical functions

OpenLibm is an effort to have a high quality, portable, standalone libm
implementation, under a liberal free software license. It can be used
standalone in applications and programming language implementations.

The project was born out of a need to have a good libm for the Julia
programming langage that worked consistently across compilers and operating
systems, and in 32-bit and 64-bit environments.

The OpenLibm code derives from the FreeBSD msun implementation, which in turn
derives from FDLIBM 5.3. As a result, it includes a number of fixes and updates
to FDLIBM that have accumulated over the years in msun, and optimized versions
of many functions.

OpenLibm builds on Linux, and with little effort, should build on FreeBSD as
well. It builds with both, GCC and clang. Although largely tested on x86, it
also includes experimental support for ARM.

OpenLibm was previously embedded within the Julia package. It has now its own
release cycle, hence the separate Debian package (which will be maintained
within the Debian Julia Team).

 .''`.    Sébastien Villemot
: :' :    Debian Developer
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