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From: Johan Råde (rade_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-27 10:56:59

John Maddock wrote:

> There is one other useful function worth having IMO:
> template <class T>
> int sign(T x);
> returns 0 (x is zero), +1 (x is > 0) or -1 (x is < 0). This is trivial to
> implement (lot's of old C code - for example the Numerical Recipies stuff -
> implement this as a helper macro), and there's an undocumented version
> currently in Boost.Math. Is this worth integrating with Johan's code? I've
> found it quite useful in Boost.Math from time to time.

The library deals with signbits, not with signs.
So I think that adding this function to the library would just create confusion.
It may be a useful function, but I don't think it belongs here.


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