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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-22 08:56:38

| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Deane Yang
| Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 8:34 PM
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: [boost] Re: Temperature/kelvins Aren't Special

| Again, I agree with everyone (you, Andy, Phil, etc.) that the dimensions
| library should focus on doing relative quantities right and ignore
| absolute quanitites. I believe that someone (Jan?) did appear to
| implement absolute quantities correctly, and it's an easy thing to
| add to anyone's library at a later date.

| But relative quantities are enough of a challenge for now.


But an ideal 'complte' solution would, like the date-time library, distinguish
between absolute and relative.

In financial usage, it might prevent the negative bills.

If we can crack the relative, we should not forget to re-visit this issue.


Paul A Bristow, Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AB UK
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