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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-15 10:31:45

| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Walter Landry
| Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 12:40 PM
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: Re: [boost] Re: new compile-time dimensional analysis and
| unitlibrary
| Matthias Schabel <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
| > It should be clear that radian (length/length) and steradian
| > (area/area) are fundamentally different quantities, even though they
| > are technically both dimensionless numbers.
| It is not uncommon to have expressions like sin(theta + theta^2). It
| sure doesn't look clear to me that theta and theta^2 should have
| different units. They should certainly be allowed to mix.
This might be what you want, but it may conflict with what dimensional
analysis/checking system is possible in C++.

To achieve this in practice, could you reasonably require the user to cast to
some POD?

sin(static_cast<float>(theta) + static_cast<float>(theta^2) );


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