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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-21 06:20:20

Synge Todo <wistaria_at_[hidden]> writes:

> From: Michael Stevens <Michael.Stevens_at_[hidden]>
> Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 15:51:47 +0200
>> The patches add #include<cmath> to a couple of the Random headers.
>> This is I assume to provide std::pow definitions for builtin types.
> Yes.
>> In this situation this is wrong. The Random headers are totally generic and
>> can be used on a variety of numeric types. Not necessarily the builtin float
>> etc. It is the user's responsibility to make sure that a 'pow' is defined for
>> the specific type used. Random will find such definition in namespace std or
>> with type dependant (Konig) lookup.
> I am a bit confused. Can "using std::pow;" be accepted by the
> compilers without a declaration of std::pow?

No it can't.

Dave Abrahams
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