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Subject: Re: [boost] Preview 3 of the Geometry Library
From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-16 18:17:47

I don't have much time at present though I hope to be able to look at
least at the documentation for this latest preview. But for the time
being I can't let this aspect of the discussion go without a comment:

Bruno Lalande wrote:
> I'd like to rename circle into hypersphere or nsphere

Personally I prefer to call a spade a spade, a circle a circle and a
rectangle a rectangle. "Two dimensional hypershepere"??? "Two
dimensional paralleloflange"??? "Quadropoint cultivational utensil"!!!

Yes, a library that works in arbitrary dimensions is useful to more
people than one that's limited to 2 or 3 dimensions. But it _must_ be
done without this sort of vocabulary. Can you imagine the reaction of
someone who learnt what "square", "rectangle" and "circle" meant aged 4
and now "just wants a simple library to do some graphics", when faced
with the parallelotope?


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