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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review: Boost.Polygon starts today August 24, 2009
From: Frank Mori Hess (frank.hess_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-25 11:35:47

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I don't have much experience with geometry libraries, but looking at the
concept diagram for gtl made me curious if symmetry concepts could be
integrated in a useful way into the library. That is, some kind of mapping
onto planar symmetry groups:

which at least takes advantage of basic rotational and reflection symmetries.
- From my naive point of view, it seems like knowing the symmetry of a polygon
could be useful when operating on it. I do see a section on isotropy, and
there is a Rectangle concept, but I don't see anything that could take
advantage of the symmetry of, say, an equilateral triangle.

Maybe the above isn't relevant to Boost.Polygon though, as I'm having
difficulty telling what the library does from the online docs. A full
tutorial instead of just a list of commented example code files might help
new users a lot. Also, I cant find any documentation on what the names of
the library's header files are or what they each contain.

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