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From: hervebronnimann_at_[hidden]
Date: 2008-04-30 08:56:06

Ooh, the return type is an integer that is always representable as a FPT (same as the arguments) and in addition, having FPT allows infinity and NaN if one (both) of the args are infinite or NaN. Nifty...

I do hope all these get documented somehow besides the "number of gaps" basic return value. Thanks!
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul A Bristow <pbristow_at_[hidden]>

Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:52:47
Subject: Re: [boost] [Math/nextafter] A question of naming functions...

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Hervé Brönnimann
>Sent: 30 April 2008 12:20
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] [Math/nextafter] A question of naming functions...
>floatdistance(lhs, rhs)?

Would adding an underscore be nicer:

FPT float_distance(FPT lhs, FPT rhs);

And to be clear, this (and the other next functions) *only* apply to floating-point types. (not integer, not decimal, not interval,
or any other type)?

next_distance() is another possible that does not explicitly limit to floating point.


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