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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-08 06:34:31

Although we haven't made much progress, I think the question of providing
more and better packaged math functions and constants should be discussed.
I am unconvinced that importing trios of functions from C99 sinF, sin, sinL
... is the best way to go (though it may be better than nothing for a

The IEEE 754 FP recommended functions should also be standardised, but
perhaps not just by using C99?


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beman Dawes [mailto:bdawes_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 1:17 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Standardization of Boost libraries
> Ouch! This just arrived from Clark Nelson:
> >This is your reminder that the deadline for the pre-Curaçao mailing is
> one
> >week from today, 2002-03-12. Acceptable document formats include plain
> >text, HTML and PDF. Please contact me with questions, and for numbers to
> >apply to your documents.
> That means it is time to think again about what additional Boost
> libraries
> should be submitted to the committee for possible inclusion in
> the upcoming
> TR. (Because they will be presented but not voted on, we don't actually
> have to have stuff ready in a week. But the notice is a wake up call to
> start getting ready for April's committee meeting.)
> The following Boost libraries are already on the committee's
> proposal list:
> 1) Header <cstdint>. (Tabled pending more comprehensive proposal
> from Bill
> Plauger.)
> 2) Type Traits.
> 3) Regular Expressions.
> 4) Smart Pointers.
> 5) Random Numbers.
> 6) Rational Numbers.
> 7) Threads.
> How about suggestions for perhaps six more Boost libraries to add to the
> list? Which of the remaining libraries are most "widely useful" for
> example?
> --Beman
> PS: I'll be out of email contact until Sunday, so won't respond to
> suggestions until next week.
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