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From: Michiel Salters (michiel.salters_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-18 09:14:44

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Jeff Garland
> Sent: maandag 17 mei 2004 14:34
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Is there interest in a decimal floating-point
> class?
> On Sun, 16 May 2004 19:26:51 +0200, Richard Kaiser wrote
> > I want to ask the boost community if there is interest in a decimal
> > floating-point class implementing one or more of the decimal
> > floating-point types that are intended to become part of a future C
> > and C++ standard.
> At this moment I don't need this, but I've need something
> like this in the past and suspect I will again. So I'd like to
> see it. Only question is will the compiler vendors get
> there first if it's already clear this is going in the standard?

It's just a proposal, and I doubt it will become part of the standard.
P.J.Plauger wasn't very positive, and NNI (Dutch) voted against it.
I'm not aware of other formal votes, though.

One problem I saw was that the proposal implemented its types
as core language, with semantics that I felt were hard if not
impossible to achieve for UDTs (w.r.t. conversion sequences)


Michiel Salters     Consultant Software Engineering
LogicaCMG RTSE1, the Netherlands
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