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From: John Femiani (JOHN.FEMIANI_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-05 19:57:30

> -----Original Message-----
> In my world, structs are tuples and tuples are structs. Duality.
> The minimum interface, if you guys do not want to fuss around with
> fusion, is this:
> 1) a metafunction to get the size of the tuple (dimensions for
> 2) a metafunction to get the element type given an index.
> 3) a get/at_c function that returns the actual data.
> That's all. I can provide a non-intrusive adapter for that for Fusion
> easily for those who want to do more aggressive generic programming
> on these specialized tuples. Your interface itself need not have
> any hard dependency on fusion.
> Regards,
> --
> Joel de Guzman

Well coordinate access is only a part of what makes a point a hard-sell.
There are hundreds of years of geometry and many API's to contend with
as well. I kind of think (hope) that if the scope is kept extremely
limited then it is possible to come up with generic point concepts, and
maybe a reference implementation, that would make everybody happy. Is
the boost wiki where these ideas could be fleshed out?

-- John

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