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From: Joe Gottman (jgottman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-24 20:36:21

"Maarten Kronenburg" <M.Kronenburg_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> In the boost vault
> under Math - Numerics the document
> infintdraft.pdf contains the
> Proposal for an Infinite Precision Integer
> for Library Technical Report 2, Draft.

   There's a few members that I'd really like to see.

First, an operator unspecified_bool_type(), like the one found in
shared_ptr. There's a lot of code that looks like the following:

long x = doSomething();
if (x) { //whatever.

If integer is going to be a drop-in replacement for long then it should have
this functionality.

Second, it would be very nice if we could have a two-parameter constructor
for emulating scientific notation:

integer googol(1, 100);

I'm not sure how technically feasible this second one is, but it would
certainly be useful.

Joe Gottman

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