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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal review request: static size matrix/vector linear algebra library (Boost) LA
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-18 16:28:19

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Fabio Fracassi wrote:
>> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:59 AM, joel falcou <joel.falcou_at_[hidden]>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>>>>> It also does vectors though. :)
>>>>> It should (will) also do quaternions.
>>>>> Maybe something with "graphics" and "math" in the name makes more
>>>>> sense.
>>>> and maybe adaptor somewhere ?
>>> I think the word "generic" fits that aspect of the library better than
>>> adaptor does.
>> How about GVMM (Generic Vector and Matrix Math), which could be
>> pronounced like gum.
> It started to seem to me that the word Generic used for Boost
> libraries has become redundant. Genericity of a library is a very
> important aspect being verified during reviews, so perhaps it's correct
> to assume all libraries accepted to Boost are generic

Not all Boost libraries are generic, or at least not all of them are
examples of generic programming:

>From that point of view (Boost) LA is generic and I think that it is
rather descriptive and appropriate to use that word in the name of the

Emil Dotchevski
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