From: John Femiani (JOHN.FEMIANI_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-05 20:25:15
> > Well coordinate access is only a part of what makes a point a
> > There are hundreds of years of geometry and many API's to contend
> > 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,
> > maybe a reference implementation, that would make everybody happy.
> > the boost wiki where these ideas could be fleshed out?
> Sure. That's why I said "minimum". The minimum I need involves only
> structural information. I'm sure there are more domain specific
> interfaces required of points.
> Joel de Guzman
Agreed -- but semantics get especially tricky here I think. The
distinction between a point and a vector is lost if all you care about
are lists of coordinates, for instance. You can do things to lists of
coordinates that you should not be able to do with points.
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