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From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-25 04:05:45

I'm still in a state of partial dismbiguation about the
exact format these constants should take.

Naming seems not to be too difficult and I will follow suggestions
and make them as rational as possible and give a rationale.

I am willing to put in the effort to avoid use of macros
if people think that is worthwhile long term, though
it takes a bit of effort. I am even willing to produce more than
one version if that meets all needs (though I doubt if it is worth it).

Please can someone (Jes?) produce a detailed prototype of the format
I should produce them in (like the one I produced but just for pi say.
(and an example of how to use them too please).



Dr Paul A Bristow, hetp Chromatography
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal, Cumbria
+44 1539 561830

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Abrahams [mailto:abrahams_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 3:00 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Math Constants Library formal review results
> The review period for Paul Bristow's Math Constants library has ended. The
> consensus seems to be that we'd like to see the the interface
> substantially
> changed before accepting this library. For reference, Jens seems to have
> raised most of the relevant issues in
> and
>, although these
> are by no
> means the only significant comments. I propose another review period after
> Paul has made the neccessary changes.
> With my review manager hat off, I find it regrettable that so
> much redesign
> was found to be needed as late as the formal review process. In part, this
> is the reality of such a volunteer effort as boost: people pay
> attention to
> whatever they have time for. Personally, my only excuse is that I
> only just
> "became a numerics person." This was an unfortunate situation for Paul in
> particular, who put lots of effort into his submission based on
> what little
> feedback he could get. On the other hand, it could have been
> worse if nobody
> had paid any attention during the review process ;-)
> -Dave
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