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From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-23 18:14:02

> Many thanks for your work on this. Looks promising, but may
> be worth also producing the plain const double/float/long double files
> as well for the time being at least?
> Paul

The plain const was actually less efficient for some platforms.

The only problems I see with the template function approach is
the extra typing:

    v = pi

is certainly easier than

    v = constant<pi_tag,double>

but it is not amenable to more precise implementations.

How about a compromise:

    v = pi<double>()

and so on for all the other constants? I think this can be
made to work with even the most brain-dead compilers.

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