From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-25 13:55:07
| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Maarten
| Sent: 25 May 2006 15:38
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: Re: [boost] Infinite precision integer draft
| > 1 I wonder if the get_sign could not be sign_bit to comform to
| > floating-point types. I know that one could maintain there isn't a
| > (it's a byte or more).
| I like the name get_sign more, just like for example get_time.
agree, but ...
| Where did you find sign_bit?
C99 incorporation into C++ TR1 added signbit - but (intended?) only for
| > 2 If you have to write is_zero() instead of == 0, will this make
| templated code difficult?
| The == 0 notation is always allowed, also in templates,
| but it is a little slower than is_zero().
| The == 0 generates a temporary integer with value zero,
| by implicit converting constructor.
| But in templates that also should work for template type
| parameter int, the == 0 indeed must be used.
| > 3 Is there a reason for starting with integer rather than unsigned
| > (which sounds simpler). Will deriving unsigned integer
| from (signed)
| > be less efficient that vice versa?
| The unsigned integer is not simpler but
| more difficult than the integer,
I'm sure you are right.
| > But this is long, long overdue as a Boost and Standard Library.
| > Good luck!
| > Paul
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