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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] GGL review starts today, November 5th
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-13 05:44:57

Barend Gehrels wrote:

> It is clockwise because of our OGC convention, which has clockwise only.

I had forgotten about that. Shouldn't the fact you're following OGC
conventions appear more clearly in the documentation though? I didn't
notice it when browsing it quickly.

> So we began with clockwise and existing users use clockwise polygons.
> It's inconvenient to remove or change the default in ggl::polygon.
> However, the default can be removed from the Polygon Concept. polygon
> and Polygon do not necessarily have to have the same defaults.

Having them be different would break the principle of least surprise, so
I think it's best to keep it that way.

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