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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-26 22:19:46

I always thought Roman numbers would make a great April fools proposal for
standardization :) It would have been particularly funny for April 1 of


On Sat, 26 Oct 2002, Beman Dawes wrote:
bdawes> At 02:42 AM 10/25/02, Daryle Walker wrote:
bdawes> >As another poster on this subject has said, Roman numbers don't have
bdawes> >different math rules, they are just a different external representation
bdawes> >of natural numbers. This suggests that the place for new code is in
bdawes> >the I/O system! We'll use a special locale with custom facets.
bdawes> Boost libraries shouldn't always be dead serious. There should be
bdawes> a place for fun libraries too. They can be useful, too, and often
bdawes> make good teaching examples.
bdawes> I hope those interested in Roman Numerals continue to work on the
bdawes> problem, and come up with a nice little library for Boost!
bdawes> --Beman

 Jeremy Siek
 Ph.D. Student, Indiana Univ. B'ton email: jsiek_at_[hidden]
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