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Subject: Re: [boost] [review][constrained_value] Review of Constrained Value Library begins today
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-08 07:42:44

Neal Becker skrev:
> Robert Kawulak wrote:
>>> From: Robert Kawulak
>>> 2008/12/5 Neal Becker <ndbecker2_at_[hidden]>:
>>>> How about, floating point is allowed, but the results may
>>> sometimes be surprising?
>>> If the surprise consists of breaking the invariant, I'm not
>>> convinced...
>> Moreover, isn't your proposition actually similar to the current state?
>> Technically, there are no limitations in the library to prevent you from
>> defining bounded<float> ("floating point is allowed"). But the advice in
>> the documentation ("don't use built-in floating point types with this
>> library (until you really know what you're doing)") can be interpreted as
>> "the results may sometimes be surprising".
> Yes. I don't suggest changing anything.

I totally disagree. People have to deal with floats anyway. That is a
seperate issue. The advic should be removed IMO, and bounded_float provided.


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