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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-02 07:03:10

Dave Steffen <dgsteffen_at_[hidden]> writes:

> > IMO the whole idea of using inheritance here is so misguided in the
> > first place that which order you do it in is probably not worth
> > arguing about.
> I agree, but turn it around; this is another point in favor of not
> using inheritance at all.

That's not a "but." I was saying exactly the same thing: using
inheritance here at all is misguided.


> I'm with many other here, in thinking that there's no need for an
> unsigned infinite integer.

I'm also saying that.

> An unsigned version could be added later, _after_ you've got use
> cases for it.

Amen, brother!

> Start with the simple thing.

...and the thing that's known to be useful. If there's no other
widely used infinite precision unsigned integer library out there by
now, it's probably a pretty good indicator that it isn't useful.

Dave Abrahams
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