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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-14 11:56:41

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of John Maddock
>Sent: 14 January 2008 16:45
>To: Boost mailing list; boost-users
>Subject: [boost] [Math] Feedback wanted on design issue.
>Hi folks I'd like some user feedback on an error-handling
>design issue if you're all willing :-)
>Floating-point overflow clearly wouldn't make as much sense for
>these particular
>conversion functions given that integers don't support either of these states....
>So I'm tempted to add another error handler specific for integer conversion
>failures: the question then is whether this is starting down a
>slope to too many error types making the library too hard to understand/use.

This is a quite different type of error so it really should be different.

I don't think you should worry too much about adding another error type.

*Provided* its use is explained with enough examples and sensible defaults. IMO the Boost Math Toolkit docs do this for the
existing error types - but then I'm biased ;-)


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