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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal review request: static size matrix/vector linear algebra library (Boost) LA
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-18 16:41:04

Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Fabio Fracassi wrote:
>>> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>>>> joel falcou 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
> library.

Point taken, thanks.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot

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