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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-19 10:52:54

Fellow Boosters,

I have been following somewhat the discussion on the quantity library
for some time. This is something that I have always been interested
in. Given its regular appearance on this list and the number
of existing packages I would conclude that its interesting to alot
of others as well.

Does there exist or is someone interest in creating a small
survey on the existing quantity/units libraries available. Ideally
I would like to see something like:

a) Short definition of the purpose of a quantity/units library

b) perhaps a clarification of terminology. To me the words
quantity library and units library conjur up different though
related things. I envision quanties as being types while
units being a way to render those types. I suspect there
is lots of confusion on this in some packages.

b) List of features that such a library might have

c) list of known libraries

d) for each known library, which combination of the above
features the library implements.

Robert Ramey

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