The Hardware/Compiler Interface

Hardware/compiler details are specified to MIRACL in this header file: mirdef.h . For example:

/*

 *   MIRACL compiler/hardware definitions - mirdef.h

 *   This version suitable for use with most 32-bit

 *   computers

 *

 *   Copyright (c) 1988-1999 Shamus Software Ltd.

 */

#define MIRACL_32

#define MR_LITTLE_ENDIAN

                     /* this may need to be changed        */

#define mr_utype int /* the underlying type is usually int *

                      * but see mrmuldv.any                */

#define mr_unsign32 unsigned long

                     /* 32 bit unsigned type               */

#define MR_IBITS  32 /* number of bits in an int */

#define MR_LBITS  32 /* number of bits in a long */

#define MR_FLASH 52  /* delete this definition if integer  *

                      * only version of MIRACL required    *

                      * Number of bits per double mantissa */

#define MAXBASE ((mr_small)1<<(MIRACL-1))

#define MRBITSINCHAR 8

                     /* Number of bits in char type        */

/* #define MR_NOASM   * define this if using C code only   *

                      * Note: mr_dltype MUST be defined    */

/* #define mr_dltype long long

                      * double-length type                 */

/*

#define MR_STRIPPED_DOWN * define this to minimize size    *

                      * of library - all error messages    *

                      * lost! USE WITH CARE - see mrcore.c */

This file must be edited if porting to a new hardware environment. Assembly language versions of the time-critical routines in mrmuldv.any may also have to be written, if not already provided, although in most cases the standard C version mrmuldv.ccc can simply be copied to mrmuldv.c .

It is best where possible to use the mirdef.h file that is generated automatically by the interactive config.c program.