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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-29 05:40:58


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Lewis Hyatt
>Sent: 29 March 2007 00:09
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] units: review
>I forgot one additional comment... for clarity, I would recommend
>eliminating the duplicate unit names (SI::meter, SI::meters,
>SI::metres, etc). For one thing, to maintain consistency, users might
>then feel obligated to do this in their own unit systems as well. I
>think it makes more sense to just pick a convention and stick with it,
>especially for the singular vs plural, which is really just a
>matter of
>taste, and users will learn to deal with whichever one the library
>writers pick :-). As for the alternate spellings, I guess if that's a
>political issue they could stay, but the plurals definitely seem
>gratuitous to me.

As I recall, SI specifically says do NOT use the plurals.

So I agree with this. (But it needs documenting with chapter and verse to head off those who try to be non-standard?).


Paul A Bristow
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