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From: Steven Watanabe (steven_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-12 15:23:46


Noah Roberts <roberts.noah <at>> writes:
> > 4) Any comments on implementation from those brave enough to look at
> > the guts of the library would be especially welcome.
> Since this library is heavily based on MPL it should use MPL constructs.
> Multiplying dimensions for example should be done with mpl::times<>
> instead of creating a new operator (multiply<>) for that purpose.

Not necessarily. static_multiply has to be
able to operate on an mpl::list.

> It
> would also be good if the concepts were documented with concepts (the
> boost::concepts library) and enforced in algorithms.

I don't think it matters much. Have you tried something
that should be illegal but worked or gave an incomprehensible
error message?

> There is also a
> lack of meta functions to identify units and quantities as types (only
> dimensions have this functionality) for use in such things as enable_if
> and other meta programming utilities.

Good point.

> I also disagree with the assessment that runtime unit conversions are
> unnecessary. It is my contention that the more common use for a unit
> library is to do conversions at runtime with minimal cost in an easy and
> efficient (from programmer perspective) way. Compile time dimension
> enforcement is a very useful tool but compile time unit enforcement
> without runtime conversion and unit selection is not. The target
> audience for this library, as specified, seem too small to warrant boost
> inclusion.
> That's my take.

I don't understand what you want
beyond what is provided in conversion.hpp
systems/si/convert_si_to_cgs.hpp, and

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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