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Subject: Re: [boost] Preview 3 of the Geometry Library
From: Herve Bronnimann (hervebronnimann_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-15 12:45:53

Box has a dimension-agnostic flavor to me (if not to all geometers out
there). I believe the orthodox term would be (axis-aligned)
parallelotope, some people also use hyperrectangle. Box is shorter and
implies the pairwise orthogonality of the sides, if not the axis-
alignment. Personally I'd prefer to keep box for most common use,
with a clear definition in the docs, and polytope (most general) and
parallelopiped (2^n sides not necessarily orthogonal) for the more
exotic uses... My two cents...

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On Oct 15, 2008, at 11:23 AM, Jeff Flinn
<TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>>> - Also, while most names are 2D-centric, "box" is 3D-centric. This
>>> seems
>>> fairly inconsistent.
>>> Or maybe it's just me and box is actually dimension agnostic.
>> box doesn't sound less dimension agnostic than anything else to me,
>> but this can be discussed...
> Convex Hull?
> Jeff
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