Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: Generic Geometry Library (GGL).
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-12 16:45:20
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From: "Barend Gehrels" <barend_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 3:03 PM
Subject: [boost] Formal Review Request: Generic Geometry Library (GGL).
> We would like to ask for a formal review for the Generic Geometry
> Library (GGL).
> The GGL defines concepts for geometries and implements some algorithms
> on such geometries.
> GGL contains a dimension-agnostic, coordinate-system-agnostic and
> scalable kernel, based on concepts, meta-functions and tag-dispatching.
> On top of that kernel, algorithms are built: area, length, perimeter,
> centroid, convex hull, intersection (clipping), within (point in
> polygon), distance, envelope (bounding box), simplify, transform,
> convert, and more. The library is also designed to support high
> precision arithmetic numbers, such as GMP.
> GGL contains instantiable geometry classes, but library users can also
> use their own. Using registration macros or traits classes their
> geometries can be adapted to fulfil the GGL-concepts.
> The GGL might be used in all domains where geometry plays a role:
> mapping and GIS, gaming, computer graphics and widgets, robotics,
> astronomy... The core is designed to be as generic as possible and
> support those domains. However, for now the development has been mostly
> We propose the extension model, the same way as GIL also applies it. So
> we are going to help to organize development of GGL extensions, where an
> extension is (mostly) something more specific to domains like mentioned
> The proposed GGL has seen four previews, many discussions and many
> changes in design and implementation, based on those discussions. The
> last preview was in February '09. Since then the design of the library
> is stable and the library contains a variety of coherent functionality.
> So we feel that the library is matured enough for formal review.
> Therefore, I would like to request a formal review and the library
> placed into the review queue. It is put into the Boost.Sandbox:
I supose that the directory https://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/sandbox/ggl/formal_review_request/libs/ has not been commited.
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