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From: Gerhard Wesp (gwesp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-07 11:44:21

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 03:16:47PM +0100, Paul Giaccone wrote:
> Reece Dunn wrote:
> > However, if you are working in *pounds*, and you want the *result*
> > in pounds (e.g. how many pounds of flour do I need to order?) then
> > you are going to end up with the result in kg!!

mass flour = x * pounds;
// Do some computation
std::cout << "You need " << flour / pounds << " pounds of flour\n";

Yes, if there is no other computation involved, we have an extra
division and multiplication here. But as I wrote, I would like to
encourage the users of a physical quantities library to actually use SI

> So including imperial (or even just non-metric) units is, I would say,
> quite important, not least because these are the official standard in

I agree. But let them be themselves in SI, e.g.

const length foot = .3048 ;
const mass pound = .4535924;


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