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Subject: Re: [boost] Fixed point integer proposal
From: Soren Holstebroe (holstebroe_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-25 13:09:14

> 2009/6/25 Andrey Upadyshev <oliora_at_[hidden]>
>> Yes, it is very interesting. I think it will be also useful in finance calculations.
> Actually, on that note, would it be possible to allow an arbitrary
> scale factor instead of specifying a shift?  It ought to still be as
> efficient for power-of-two scales, on the assumption that compilers
> optimize multiplication and division by such constants...

I suppose that it would indeed be possible to use an arbitrary scale.
If it is unclear if the compiler will optimize correctly, it should be
straight forward to implement a scaling template with power-of-two as
template specializations.


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