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Bug#775867: ITP: libtomsfastmath -- Fast multiple-precision integer library.

Package: wnpp
Owner: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <sebastian@breakpoint.cc>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : libtomsfastmath0
  Version         : 0.12
  Upstream Author : Tom St Denis
* URL             : http://www.libtom.net/?page=features&newsitems=5&whatfile=tfm
* License         : Public Domain
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : TomsFastMath is a fast large integer arithmetic library.

It is a port of LibTomMath with optional support for inline assembler multipliers.
It has the following features:

- Public domain, open source and freely accessible
- Builds with GCC [preferably v3.3.x or higher] on any 32-bit/64-bit box
- Includes ASM optimizations (inline) for
  - x86-32 (e.g. i386 and SSE2)
  - x86-64 (e.g. AMD64)
  - ARM (ARMv4 and higher)
  - PPC32 (e.g. G3/G4)
  - PPC64 (e.g. G5)
  - AVR32 (Atmel 32-bit RISC processor)
  - MIPS (32-bit)
- Includes fairly complete API (provides most of what LibTomMath provides)
- Uses similar API as LibTomMath makes porting easy
- Competitive speeds (and getting higher).
  - Faster than OpenSSL on the AMD64
  - Still room for improvements
- No heap usage (malloc/calloc/free)
- Uses only inline asm, simplifies build process, simple to add new ports

This library is already used by a few application in the Debian archive
which use a copy of this library within their source tree. I noticed
this in the clamav package. Debian's code search [0] reveals other

[0] https://codesearch.debian.net/perpackage-results/TomsFastMath%2C%20a%20fast%20ISO%20C%20bignum%20library/2/page_0


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