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#24289 new task

interface convergence between balls and intervals

Reported by: vdelecroix Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: sage-8.2
Component: basic arithmetic Keywords:
Cc: ​mmezzarobba Merged in:
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Dependencies: #24285 Stopgaps:

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The real balls (e.g. RBF) and the real intervals (e.g. RIF) are meant to achieve the same goal: provable real computations. This task ticket stands to discuss how to unify their interface (and possibly adapt the other floating point fields as well).

  • clean the clumsy c++ dependency #24285
  • should the parent be extension classes? In particular, is it wiser to have function factories or inherit from UniqueRepresentation?
  • Creation of new elements in Cython. This boil down to some allocation together with affectation of the parent. Should this be done in __cinit__ (as it is the case for RIF) or __init__? We might definitely want to let the possibility of having pools (see #17670).
  • semantics of comparisons

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