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From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-26 07:30:00

On Aug 23, 2006, at 8:50 PM, Andy Little wrote:

> This is merely because the use cases are potentially pretty wide.
> In the review
> I made it clear that I was limiting the scope of Quan to the SI
> unit system,
> because that is the one I understand. If I resubmitted the library
> it could be
> rejected as not being generic enough and there are inklings from
> this thread
> that this may be the reaction. But I don't have the time or the
> knowledge to
> write a truly generic physical quantities library and if that is
> the requirement
> then there isnt much point in resubmitting Quan for another review

Can the dimension checking part of the library be used without the SI
unit system? For most other unit systems I use, I mainly need
dimension checking and not conversions between different units, such
as km or m? Thus just a quantity with dimensions would be useful to
catch programming errors.


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