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From: Cromwell Enage (sponage_at_[hidden])
Date: 20051031 08:21:34
 Daryle Walker wrote:
> Is BOOST_MPL_MATH_RATIONAL_PART_OF_RATIONAL a
> restatement of the rational number itself?
No.
> Or is it supposed to be the remainder after taking
> out the "whole" part?
Yes.
> If the latter, then the name should have
"FRACTIONAL"
> replacing the first "RATIONAL", since "fractional"
> and not "rational" better describes a leftover bit.
For consistency this part of the macro name is
lexically the same as the template name whose
specialization the macro creates, i.e. rational_part.
> (Rational numbers are a generalization of fractions
> that include values with absolute values greater
than
> one, i.e. a numerator larger than its denominator
[in
> absolute value].)
I have no qualms about changing the name, as long as
all interested parties agree. Andy Little?
Cromwell D. Enage
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