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Subject: [boost] Please don't overquote
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-12 15:06:13

on Thu Feb 12 2009, "Paul A. Bristow" <> wrote:

<snip massive quotation>

>> that it's too concise (i.e. cryptic), but I would say that these
>> conversions and their C equivalents are sufficiently commonly used that
>> users will quickly learn what they do. But apart from these syntax
>> differences, are there any benefits to one version rather than the other?
> What about handling user-defined types like big integer and big floating
> point like NTL ZZ, quad_float, RR, and GMP equivalents? Hardware is unlikely
> to go beyond 128 bit FP or int, if that, so we need to think ahead about
> more accurate integer and floating-point types in software.


Dave Abrahams
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