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From: Daryle Walker (dwalker07_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-01 01:00:25

On Saturday, October 26, 2002, at 1:51 PM, Beman Dawes wrote:

> At 02:42 AM 10/25/02, Daryle Walker wrote:
>> As another poster on this subject has said, Roman numbers don't have
>> different math rules, they are just a different external
>> representation
>> of natural numbers. This suggests that the place for new code is in
>> the I/O system! We'll use a special locale with custom facets.
> Boost libraries shouldn't always be dead serious. There should be a
> place
> for fun libraries too. They can be useful, too, and often make good
> teaching examples.

I didn't imply anything about the seriousness or levity on this
subject. But having a "fun" project doesn't mean you should be lax on
where to approach the problem.

> I hope those interested in Roman Numerals continue to work on the
> problem,
> and come up with a nice little library for Boost!


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