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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-14 10:36:32

Although a previous poster drew a valid distinction between exact maths and
inexact numerical algorithms, I am unconvinced at the usefulness of the
distinction for classifying Boost libraries. Where, for example, do inescapably
inexact constants of outdoubtedly mathematical things like pi go?

Similarly I can't see any good reason for putting any of these items below in
different subgroups. And it seems already to have been acknowldeged that the
'root' /boost/ will become crowded, so we need some sub-directories.

I suggest we move them all on the next major release to /boost/numeric. (plural
/numericS is/would have been better).

I accept that this will cause some hassle to some existing users, but the sooner
done, the fewer inconvenienced.


PS Unless someone comes up with a different 'grand scheme' for all libraries,
current and foreseeable?

Dr Paul A Bristow, hetp Chromatography
Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AB UK
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Guillaume Melquiond
> Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 8:49 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Interval library location
> Hi,
> Now that Boost 1.29 has been released, the Interval Library will sooner or
> later be included in the main CVS. So I have a little question related to
> that: where should the library be located?
> Before answering, just remember that the current situation isn't really
> homogeneous:
> - rational is located under 'boost/'
> - quaternion and octonion are located under 'boost/math/'
> - uBlas is located under 'boost/numeric/'

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