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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 20010329 09:26:25
On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, David Abrahams wrote:
abraha> I think there are lots of semantic requirements missing, though. For
Indeed, on the todo list :)
abraha> I didn't think so. Now you have to say what it means. Also, should it be
abraha> called additive_identity(x)? Wouldn't it be more interesting to have
abraha> zero<X>()?
The reason I went with zero(x) instead of zero<X>() is that for a matrix
the returned zeromatrix object needs to know how big it is, which it
can get from another matrix x.
abraha> shouldn't identity be called "multiplicative_identity", also?
Probably, but ouch, that's a bummer to write out, especially compared
to the mathematical I (for identity matrix) or "eye" in matlab.
Cheers,
Jeremy

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