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From: Deane Yang (deane_yang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-15 11:03:38

If you're going to take my side of the argument, then I'll have to take

To heck with the ultimate library. Just one working library, even SI
units only, in boost would be major progress. The ultimate one can come
later and should come from the people (like me) who are demanding it.
Those of you who have developed physical units only libraries (because
that's the only thing you need) should proceed anyway. It's my belief
that even such a library will see widespread usage and that this
experience will help us develop further enhancements to the library.

Paul A Bristow wrote:
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> | [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Jeff Garland
> | Sent: 14 November 2005 12:48
> | To: boost_at_[hidden]
> | Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in dimension/unit-checking library?
> Perhaps I can just add that there was a significant feeling that a
> 'meta-units' system that allowed 'User Defined Units' - from which could be
> created the familiar SI units system, but would also allow more unusual
> units systems, for example used by the finance world, or really weird like
> non-relativistic.
> The ultimate dimension/unit-checking library?
> We are waiting out to find out if this is possible, which seems likely - and
> practicable in compile speed, which is less certain.
> Paul

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