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From: Matthias Schabel (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-10 22:49:04

> If you think about it, you begin to realize that in *all* code
> involving
> arithmetic calculations (not just in physics or finance), you should
> wrap virtually every double with a type and define allowable
> operations
> using those types. This would catch a lot of errors at compile time.

My experience with implementing "simple" dimensional analysis has taught
me one thing very clearly - rendering problems down to the right
level of
abstraction is very difficult, especially when constrained by
practical realities
of something concrete like a programming language.


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