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From: Thomas Matelich (toms-mailing-lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-07 16:29:04

Michael Kenniston wrote:

> There is now a new version of the Quantity library in the boost Files
> section. The changes are:
> - removed extraneous semicolons
> - fixed typos in a couple constant values
> - incorporated Darin Adler's work-around for the "pascal
> keyword" problem
> - added a regression suite of 464 test cases which report and
> summarize their results intelligibly.
> This should fix the problems Metroworks was having with it, and
> also make it a lot easier to verify correctness under any compiler.

One of the features I'm looking for in a quantity/units library is less of a focus on
the math side of things and more of a localization, i.e. the customer gets to decide
what units to use. So, the feature that I would want would be the unit of measurement
being stored along with the quantity. I could, I suppose, translate all user
interaction through a localizer, but that introduces a lot of conversions. Why should
someone who wants to use feet be forced to convert to/from meters every time?

I guess I'm asking for more of the features of SIUnits while still maintaining the

Thomas O Matelich
Senior Software Designer
Zetec, Inc.

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