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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] ITL
From: Joachim Faulhaber (afojgo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-26 20:53:59

Hi PW,

nice to meet you on the boost list =)
Thank you for sharing your long time experience with interval containers of
the ITL


2010/2/26 Wuttke Peter <wuttke.peter_at_[hidden]>

> To Begin with the most important point:
> YES, boost::ITL should be accepted as a boost library.
> (Please be don't be to disappointed of my english, for i'm a developer
> from Germany, and this would be my first review on Boost).
> The ITL (interval template library) is a very valueable part of our
> (the Cortex Software GmbH, incidently the company i work for) daily
> development routine.
> In our industry (which is health care) sampling of Status-Informations
> for collections of evaluations (in time) are an essential part of
> our work, so we are using the ITL-Library for some years with great
> success. (We have to aggregate Events based on equivalent properties,
> eg. same admission - which diagnosis, same discharge - which
> diagnosis, and so on. ) .
> As far as I know, there is really no alternative for using the ITL do
> work with Intervals - I've tried is with plain SQL, and, belive me:
> It's possible - but really no fun - no,no,no. (I've also seen
> Experiments trying to implement the ITL-Solution for specific
> problem-domains - they aren't usefull or elegant, either. Forget
> them.)
> Until now, we only used the library for intervals of datetimes (coded
> as integers), but i Im sure, that its usefullness goes far beyond.
> Concerning the overall architecture, I think, the actual version is
> more than complete, I'm especially impressed withn the idea of big,
> sparse bitsets implmenented by the ITL - it's cool.
> The documentation (using samples) is clear and completly comprehensive
> - couldn't hope for more.
> So, being not a specialist in template/generics programming (or in
> algebraic specification), I LIKE this Library - and use it.
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