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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-16 04:45:46

Well - I'd be delighted with this too - it's all I'd ever want,

but too many Boosters seems not to accept that

"The Best is the Enemy of the Good".


Paul A Bristow
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| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] 
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Deane Yang
| Sent: 15 November 2005 16:04
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in dimension/unit-checking library?
| If you're going to take my side of the argument, then I'll 
| have to take 
| yours!
| 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.
| > 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?

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