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From: Dave Steffen (dgsteffen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-14 11:59:46

Jody Hagins writes:
> On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 09:19:29 -0000
> "John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Like you I think the whole persentage thing was a big mistake: even
> > though I know what the API does and use it all the time, forgetting
> > to convert to a persentage is the by far the most common fowl-up.
> The interface requiring percentages is bad enough. The
> explanations in the documentation are even worse.

 In Gennadiy's defense, he's not a native English speaker (at least, I
 don't think he is); and if his documentation is at times hard to
 follow, remember that there are plenty of native English speakers out
 there, who are good technical writers, who _haven't_ stepped up to
 help with the documentation... like me. :-)

> Just to remind everyone, I'm a strong supporter of Boost.Test, and
> have stated so many times.

 Me too. I'm a big enough fan to, in effect, commit my whole company
 to using it. :-)

> Unfortunately, that macro causes more problems than it solves. I'd
> make a stab at helping Gennadiy clarify the documentation, but I
> can't even explain how it is supposed to be used to myself.

 Well, I don't think it's that bad. It's just not what I need for the
 mathematical work I do.

 I'm currently hacking at a couple of ideas for floating point
 comparison stuff. When I get something working, I'll post it here
 for people to kick around.

Dave Steffen, Ph.D.
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