Short: Efficient large & small integer math+IO.
Author: agmsmith@FreeNet.Carleton.ca
Uploader: agmsmith Achilles net
Type: util/libs
Version: 1.0
Architecture: m68k-amigaos
Intoids.library is an Amiga runtime shared code library for efficiently
handling arbitrarily large integers without making things slow for
small integer values.
* Small integers (+-0x3FFFFFFF) are encoded directly into a pointer
sized field, avoiding the need for memory allocations. Larger values
store a pointer to the value in the same sized field. The end
programmer doesn't need to be aware of the difference, it is
automatically handled and always fits convieniently in 32 bits.
* There are functions for reading and writing the AGMS Portable Integer
binary file format. Arbitrary integers are compactly written to or
read from a stream or buffer.
* Besides integers as large as 1048576 bits (a megabit), infinity and
not-a-number can also be represented.
* Language localisation for error messages and special numbers (like
"infinity") is possible through locale.library.
* Source code is included. There's lots of documentation, including
Autodoc descriptions of all the functions and file formats.
* Distributed under the GNU library general public license.
* Include files and glue are available for SAS C and GNU C. A .FD file
is also included so you can make bindings for other compilers.
* Does basic math: +,-,*,/, the usual comparisons, allocation functions
and conversions between ASCII text, 32 bit integers and the AGMS
Portable Integer Format. Other functions are easily adapted from
the GNU large integer library (the origin for the math code, source
included too), if you need them.
- Alex