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From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-08 07:04:52

Dear all,

The review of Fernando Cacciola Numeric Conversion library starts today (8th
of Dec.) and runs until the
22th of December.

>From the introduction:
"The Boost Numeric Conversion library is a collection of tools to describe
and perform conversions between values of different numeric types.

The library includes a special alternative for a subset of
std::numeric_limits<>, the bounds<> traits class, which provides a
consistent way to obtain the boundary values for the range of a numeric

It also includes a set of trait classes which describes the compile-time
properties of a conversion from a source to a target numeric type. Both
arithmetic and user-defined numeric types can be used."

If you intend to make a review, then please read all of this mail.

1. The library can be downloaded in the files-section at yahoo (the file is
called "")
2. Fernando and I are aware that the documentation could be more "tidy", but
we don't think it will hinder any serious review.
3. Please try to work with Fernando if there arises compiler problems etc.
Even of some compiler problems cannot be overcome,
    please try to focus on a useful subset of the functionality
4. Please follow the guidelines described at, in particular,
    remember to answer these (it makes it a lot easier to be a review
  a.. What is your evaluation of the design?

  b.. What is your evaluation of the implementation?

  c.. What is your evaluation of the documentation?

  d.. What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?

  e.. Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any

  f.. How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick
reading? In-depth study?

  g.. Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?

  h.. Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library? Be
sure to say this explicitly so that your other comments don't obscure your
overall opinion.
 best regards

Thorsten - review manager

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