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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-17 20:08:28

Lubomir Bourdev wrote:

> This is why in GIL we allow the type of the result to be specified
> explicitly upon invoking the operation. Promotion traits can at best be
> useful for a reasonable default, but even then we feel that they belong
> in boost::type_traits and not in an image library, as the problem
> generalizes beyond images.

I agree. I am not quite fond of monolithic libraries that do everything.
Promotion traits and clamping, for example, can also be useful for, say,
signal processing of audio, among other things.


Joel de Guzman

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