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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-29 14:50:43

Andy Little wrote:
> "Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> Andy Little wrote:
>>> "Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>>> I agree on being able to generate new unit types. The 'physics only' view
>>>> of
>>>> the world isn't very interesting to me.
>>> That's quite funny, given that time is a physical quantity.
>> Well for physicists it is -- but really it isn't. Leap seconds are decided by
>> a committee...timezones are too. One thing I agree with though, if everyone
>> would just start using a monotonic time system life would be so much easier
>> ;-)
> With all due respect, Boost date time doesnt treat time as a physical quantity,
> but it is primarily a physical quantity. Time will still exist long after the

None of the users care...the point of the library isn't to treat it as a
physical quantity.

> committee have all died, though I suppose they might think they could stop that
> scenario by voting against. I guess maybe Boost Date Time doesnt put time into
> its proper context,

What is the "proper context" -- the rest of the units?

> because if it did then there would be a *little* more work
> required, and not just on input output, but as you say that part isnt very
> interesting to you, but its probably pretty trivial to add I guess.

I'm sure you are insulting me, luckily I'm too dumb to get it. Regardless,
this conversation is now off-topic and pointless. I've made my challenge --
you guys can choose to accept it or not.


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