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Subject: Re: [boost] generative geometry algorithms library idea
From: Bruno Lalande (bruno.lalande_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-27 17:48:58


I'm glad to see that everyone agrees to try to see what are the
merging/collaboration possibilities between all the different
libraries currently being developed. Indeed I think it would be a good
thing as each library have its strengths and weaknesses, this being
principally due to the fact that we all have different priorities. But
for a geometry library meant to be widely used, everything is a
priority. So having several people each bringing his own part would
surely be more productive.

As Luke said, the problems are not really about algorithms but about
how genericity will be handle. Once this is defined, adding algorithms
only raises implementation issues for which consensuses should be
easily found.

A lot of things have changed since the second preview of Barend's
library. Especially for the data types adaptation techniques, we have
first implemented a traits approach, then a more fine-grained approach
with separate metafunctions. We will try to release a preview as soon
as possible to discuss those choices and see what are the points of
agreement and disagreement between us.


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