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From: Matthias Schabel (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-08 00:16:31

> I think that's what I meant. You have some underlying system for
> remembering the dimensions of values that are all stored in "basic"
> units, so that you can divide a length by a time^2 and get an
> acceleration. If your basic units are SI then that's all fine. Then
> you have a units library that just converts from (say) feet to the
> basic length unit, right?
> The dimensional analysis part knows nothing about units, but the unit
> conversion part knows about dimensions, right?

Right - it's a one way street with the dimensional analysis at the
bottom and units pasted in on top.

Matthias Schabel, Ph.D.
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