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Subject: Re: [boost] Preview 3 of the Geometry Library
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-16 19:41:46

Phil Endecott wrote:

> 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?

What if that someone uses circle in a 3D environment, expecting a
circle, and realizes it's actually a sphere?

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