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Subject: [boost] [GGL] Bost.Polygon (GTL) vs GGL - rationale
From: Jose (jmalv04_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-15 04:54:16


I am trying to understand the goemetry libraries.

I find the currently under review GGL very useful for non-cartesian
geometries (and maybe cartesian too!) but I don't understand what was
the rationale for accepting GTL, which is a library mainly used in
chip design. The reviews for GTL clearly stated that the library was
not appropiate for GIS-like applications as its focus is mainly 2D.

So, can anybody explain how these two libraries fit together. I see in
which cases GGL will be useful but I am rather confused with
Boost.Polygon, as it's optimized for VLSI design (as stated in the
BoostCon paper and by some of the reviewers)

Did someone decide that it was not possible to have a single GENERIC
GEOMETRY library and we should have two ?


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