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From: Ken Hagan (k.hagan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-20 05:35:25

I think I was one of the discouraging voices on comp.std.c++,
but I think boost should welcome the contribution. Quaternions
are pretty mainstream mathematics; I would expect any physics
graduate to have heard of them.

What would a qualified reviewer be? Regardless of their
background, boost members can test the code on a number of other
compilers and nit-pick on issues of standard compliance. Those
who know about floating point code can examine how the code deals
with boundary cases and other exceptions.

There may indeed be a shortage of people who would actually use
the library at the present time, but if it were portable and
robust in the face of awkward cases, then we might attract some.
(I suppose this applies to any submission.)

It is also likely that other quaternion implementations exist.
The mathematics is over a hundred years old, so I would expect
most such implementations to be similar in the interface they
offer. Boost might be a good place for the authors to smooth out
some of the differences.

----- Original Message -----
> From: Hubert.Holin_at_[hidden]
>... I currently can only test on the Mac version of CodeWarrior.
>----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_[hidden]>
>...we might find it hard to come up with qualified reviewers.

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