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From: Reece Dunn (msclrhd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-09 09:33:06

Phil Richards wrote:
>Andy Little wrote:
> > Frankly I have got the message long ago that my class is not good enough
> > for boost and never will be. There is always some thing that can be
> > found that it doesnt do. As Paul Bristow pointed out any review of my
> > lib is a foregone conclusion AFAIK.

>That may or may not be the case - the way I view these discussions is to
>try and get something in boost that does the job I need. I don't actually
>care very much whether it is written by Matthias, you, me, or somebody
>else :-) However, unless approaches are tried and publicised there never
>will be a library that does this job in boost - if what you have done
>works for you, then at least it is worth it for you - but it is also worth
>it to make other people *think* about the possibilities.

This is why I think it would be best to not have one unit/dimension/quantity
library submitted to boost, but two. That way, if a user wants a certain
feature, they can choose one library, but if they need a facility not found
in that library, they can use the other. Thus, the two libraries would meet
most of the users needs.

Otherwise, we'll end up with the situation where a units library will never
get added to boost.

There is the problem of mixing code that uses both libraries, but having
mediating code that facilitates conversion/mixed usage that can be included
if necessary would solve this.


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