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From: Jeff Flinn (TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-10 08:51:53


"Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On Wed, 08 Oct 2003 15:23:11 -0400, David Richardson wrote
> > Is there any interest in a class for compile time checking of
> > dimensional correctness of arithmetic expressions? It is a great
> > debugging aid for scientific and engineering code.
> David -
> Sorry for the slow response, but I think there is certainly an interest in
> units library for boost. There have been several discussions, but no one
> willing to spend the time doing the work. Before spending too much time
> getting ready for formal review you will want to upload a preliminary
> submission for folks to evaluate and discuss. Typically libraries get
> before they get reviewed and accepted.

Would you see the Date-Time library being subsumed by a "Units of Measure"
library? I'm sure a lot was learned in that endeavor. What difficulties
would you foresee? My intuition is that the complexities associated with
date-time measures are on a similar order for the other fundamental
quantities of mass, length,...

Jeff Flinn
Applied Dynamics, International

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