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From: Jeff Flinn (TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-11 07:54:29

"Matt Calabrese" <rivorus_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On 10/10/05, Andy Little <andy_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Basically .... Go for it.
>> Particularly the point vector concept for particular quantities is great
>> ...
> Great, and thanks for the positive feedback on the central notion of
> points
> and vectors. That was the main thing I was worried about concerning
> acceptance by users, since traditionally people don't explicitly associate
> quantities with geometric representations and I was afraid they may just
> think it makes things more complex without understand its necessity. In
> realizing how great of a model points, vectors, and scalars are for
> working
> with all types of units, it completely changed the way I look at units
> even
> outside of programming, so I wouldn't be surprised if it does the same for
> anyone who would want to use it. I just hope that others agree that it is
> an
> accurate and highly beneficial model to use, despite the arguably drastic
> change in thinking that is associated it.

As a casual lurker, your description read very well and made perfect sense
to me. It is a great formalization of these concepts. Have you read the
concept section of the DateTime library, which seems analogous to your
temperature example? Do your concepts handle the DateTime concepts?

Thanks, Jeff

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