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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-01 09:29:58

I am currently working on intervals for math constants to fit in with the
recently reviewed interval library and propose to put the whole business up
for formal review.

Meanwhile consider the extensive discussion so far as referenced below ...


Dr Paul A Bristow, hetp Chromatography
Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AB UK
+44 1539 561830 Mobile +44 7714 33 02 04

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Ken Hagan
> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 5:24 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Re: math values
> Jason D Schmidt wrote:
> > Not too long ago, I asked people on this list if anyone was
> interested in
> > having math & physics values incorporated into Boost. Some people
> > sounded interested, so here's what I'm proposing:
> [snip]
> > Does anyone have any thoughts on the general design I've proposed above
> > or anything else?
> You should certainly review
> if you have not already done so. As Kevin indicates, there has been
> much effort already with less to show for it than we might have hoped.
> However, Paul Bristow's efforts have produced something of value,
> and his docs also capture a lot of the arguments that shot down the
> alternatives.
> As far as physical units go, I think there was some suggestion that the
> Fermilab library might be boost-able, but nothing has happened yet.
> I think the only way to find out is to trawl the archives, or wait for a
> reply
> from someone with a better memory than me. It would be nice if there
> was a "frequently requested libraries and why they haven't been written
> yet" page, but that sounds like a lot of effort (and possibly
> controversial).
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