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2016-07-09 pjacklam 0.43
* Replace function calls with method calls.
2016-01-05 pjacklam 0.42
* "use strict" and "use warnings" everywhere.
* Reformat some if the code according to the "perlstyle" man page. It makes
the code easier for read, for me at least.
* Add descriptions to tests.
* Reorder CHANGES to chronological order.
* Use bpi() as a class method, not a function.
* Replace "use vars ..." with "our ...".
* More descriptive variable names.
* Start POD sections with =pod
* Allow "nan", "inf", and "infinity", and ingore case, since core Perl allows
these. We want to be compatible. Add tests to "infnan.inc".
2015-09-25 pjacklam 0.41
* hex() and oct() now have the same semantics as the corresponding core
functions. E.g., hex("cat") returns 202 and a warning "Illegal hexadecimal
digit 't' ignored at ..." rather than NaN.
* Added test files auth-bigint-hex.t and auth-bigint-oct.t.
* Minimum required version of the Math-BigInt distro is now 1.992.
2015-09-22 pjacklam 0.40
* Sync with blead.
* Update author information in Makefile.PL.
2015-09-14 pjacklam 0.39
* bignum tests: use eval-block instead of eval-string
* bignum tests: use eval block to load Math::BigInt::Lite
* Set version number in all .pm files to 0.39.
* Display information about module versions in 01load.t.
2015-08-28 pjacklam 0.38
* Synchronise with blead perl.
* Minimum required Math-BigInt is v1.88.
* Update bundled Module::Install from v1.08 to v1.16.
2014-04-03 pjacklam 0.37
* Synchronise with blead perl.
* Added new '00sig.t', '01load.t', '02pod.t', and '03pod_cov.t'.
* Removed old 'pod.t' and 'podcov.t'
2012-09-11 rafl 0.30 302 tests
* Synchronise with blead perl.
2011-08-08 rafl 0.29 302 tests
* Synchronise with blead perl.
2011-07-09 rafl 0.28 302 tests
* Synchronise with blead perl.
2010-09-15 rafl 0.25 302 tests
* Synchronise with blead perl
Only changes in the tests.
2010-09-04 rafl 0.24 301 tests
* Apply changes from blead perl
Mostly POD fixes and minor test tweaks.
2008-04-05 Tels 0.23 301 tests
* require Math::BigInt v1.88
* require Math::BigRat v0.21
* update bundles Module::Install
* require Perl 5.006 (vs. 5.006002), should work with that
2007-06-30 Tels 0.22 301 tests
* make the pragmas lexical, so that "no bigint;" etc. works
* make "use bigint; use bignum;" not warn about redefining "inf" and "NaN"
This also means a "use bigint;" will not override any already existing
"inf" or "NaN" routine
* require Math::BigInt v1.87
* fix #27059: t/option_l.t fails
* on Perl 5.9.4 or later: "overload" hex() and oct() with lexical routines
that also handle arbitrary big integers
* for all Perls: make "use bigint qw/hex oct/" export global hex() and oct()
routines that work with big integers
* make bignum.pm and bigrat.pm re-use code from bigint.pm
* add exportable bpi() and bexp() methods
* add exportable PI and e constants
2007-04-17 Tels 0.21 205 tests
* require Math::BigInt v1.83
* require Math::BigRat v0.19
* add support for "try" and "only"
* fix licence field back to "perl"
2007-04-09 Tels 0.20 198 tests
* require Math::BigInt v1.82
* require Math::BigRat v0.18
* add a test for bug #18025:
"bignum/bigrat can lead to a number that is both 1 and 0"
* POD test needs Test::Pod::Coverage 1.08 to work
2007-02-03 Tels 0.19 194 tests
* require Math::BigInt v1.79
* require Perl v5.6.2
* add Build.PL
* use Module::Install
* remove PREREQ_FATAL since the toolchain is broken
* apply spelling fixes to POD
2007-01-27 Tels 0.18 194 tests
* require Math::BigInt 1.78
* add support for octal constants
* use PREREQ_FATAL
* add POD tests
2005-04-03 Tels 0.17 184 tests
* remove the default library 'Calc', and let Bigint et. al. decide instead
which library to load as default
2005-01-01 Tels 0.16 184 tests
* option "l", "a", and "p" did not work under -Mbigrat
* little doc fixes
* add more tests, convert some testfiles to Test::More
2004-03-12 Tels 0.15 175 tests
* small nitpick fix for Math::BigInt v1.70
2003-07-04 Tels 0.14 175 tests (released)
* small nits fixed
* allow parameters a and p for bigrat
2002-12-12 Tels 0.14a 175 tests (not released)
* added doc about shallow copies like $x = $y and method calls
* precision()/accuracy()/round_mode() save now one call and are thus faster
* bigrat() now calls Math::BigRat->precision|accuracy|round_mode, too
* distribution is now signed, go to http://bloodgate.com/tels.asc for key
2002-08-24 Tels 0.13
* added a LOT to the documentation
* tests don't go "huh" anymore
* bninfnan.t has the correct setup for testing in the core
2002-08-13 Tels 0.12
* INSTALLDIRS => perl
* document that use bignum/bigint/bigrat is global, not only in current block
* added default exported inf() and NaN() routines to fix the second example:
perl -Mbignum -e 'print 1 + inf,"\n"'
perl -Mbignum -e 'print inf + inf,"\n"'
* tests for inf()/NaN()
2002-03-25 Tels 0.11
* testsuite failed under Lite due to specific tests for MBI
* removed the printing of "Loading ..." to STDERR (interfered w/ something)
* more tests for bigrat and bignum
* trace.t remvoed due to VMS problems
2002-03-17 Tels 0.10
* bigint: handle floating point constants like '4.5', '45e-1', '4.56e1' by
truncating them to integer, so:
perl -Mbigint -le 'print 4.5+4.5'
8
2002-03-12 Tels 0.09
* added bigint.pm as a better way of perl -MMath::BigInt=:constant
* tests for that
* bigrat: some typos
2002-03-11 Tels 0.08
* doc fixes/types and 'l' is equal to 'lib' (thanx to Dan Sullivan)
* added tests for l, lib, and foo (the latter is expected to die)
* uses Math::BigInt::Lite when it finds it, otherwise just plain M::BI
* added tests for loading of Lite
* version output includes Math::BigInt::Lite when it was used
* rewritten README and INSTALL document
2002-03-05 Tels 0.07
* new options: a (accuracy) and p (precision)
* doc and tests improved quite a lot
2002-02-26 Tels 0.06
* options can now be in short (one letter) or long form
* new option: t or trace
* old option: v or version
* included Math::BigInt::Trace for trace
2002-02-24 Tels 0.05
* Comes now in two flavours: Normal (bignum) and Rat-flavoured (bigrat)
te@null:~ > perl -Mbignum=v
Math::BigInt v1.52 lib => Math::BigInt::Calc v0.23
Math::BigFloat v1.29
te@null:~ > perl -Mbigrat=v
Math::BigInt v1.52 lib => Math::BigInt::Calc v0.23
Math::BigFloat v1.29
Math::BigRat v0.02
2002-02-21 Tels 0.04
* added :constant to Math::BigFloat loading and tests for it
* added v to import to print version and exit:
te@null:~ > perl -Mbignum=v
Math::BigInt v1.51 lib => Math::BigInt::Calc v0.22
Math::BigFloat v1.28
Math::BigRat v0.02
te@null:~ > perl -Mbignum=v,lib,Pari
Math::BigInt v1.51 lib => Math::BigInt::Pari v1.07
Math::BigFloat v1.28
Math::BigRat v0.02
2002-02-10 Tels 0.03
* renamed to bignum
* added dependency and loading of Math::BigRat
2002-01-29 Tels 0.02
* AUTOLOAD, cleaned up a bit
2002-01-29 Tels 0.01
* first version
Please send me test-reports, your experiences with this and your ideas - I love
to hear about my work!
Tels <http://bloodgate.com/>
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