# Library Coq.Numbers.AltBinNotations

# Alternative Binary Numeral Notations

Faster but less safe parsers and printers of

positive,

N,

Z.

By default, literals in types

positive,

N,

Z are parsed and
printed via the

Numeral Notation command, by conversion from/to
the

Decimal.int representation. When working with numbers with
thousands of digits and more, conversion from/to

Decimal.int can
become significantly slow. If that becomes a problem for your
development, this file provides some alternative

Numeral
Notation commmands that use

Z as bridge type. To enable these
commands, just be sure to

Require this file after other files
defining numeral notations.

Note: up to Coq 8.8, literals in types

positive,

N,

Z were
parsed and printed using a native ML library of arbitrary
precision integers named bigint.ml. From 8.9, the default is to
parse and print using a Coq library converting sequences of
digits, hence reducing the amount of ML code to trust. But this
method is slower. This file then gives access to the legacy
method, trading efficiency against a larger ML trust base relying
on bigint.ml.

positive

N

Z