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From: Andy Little (andy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-28 00:10:29

"Ben Strasser" <strasser.ben_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Eric Lemings wrote:
>> Greetings,
> Hello
>> Some quick notes. The Tutorial section of the documentation is probably
>> the most important and complete section. The header files contain only
>> some of the most commonly-used units. Plenty more will be be added in
>> the future.
> Why do you want to provide plenty of premade units? I though a unit library
> was
> supposed to allow the user to construct units in a simple way.

FWIW The situation where everybody makes up their own units is pretty much the
reason why the SI was set up.

> I think that that what users want is an easy way to define and use their
> units,
> not those avaiable in a huge library. So a unit library must in my eyes be
> very
> extensible. It must also avoid tying people to any unit system as it depends
> on
> the situation which system or sub system is best.
> Some time ago I also wrote a unit library. It uses an in my eyes very
> different
> way to approach the problem so it might be interesting to post the code
> somewhere. I could upload the code to boost vault so people could comment on
> its
> design. Where should I put it so that people don't confuse both libraies.

Just put it somewhere in the Boost vault, and then post the list where it is. I
would be interested to see a different approach too.

Andy Little

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