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Subject: Re: [boost] [SoC] project ideas: BigInt
From: Andrew Sutton (andrew.n.sutton_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-10 10:15:32

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Andrew Sutton

> I put BigInt back on the project ideas board with a caveat that some
> approaches aren't viable due to licensing concerns and that successful
> proposals should include discussion of those concerns. Out of curiosity, do
> we have a summary of those licensing issues and other concerns for this
> project? I haven't had the time to dig through archives.
> If we're accepting for BigInt, should also solicit a project for arbitrary
> precision floats? What about a fixed point data structure?
As a quick followup, we've also had SafeInt proposed as an idea a couple of
times. The purpose of this was to trap (except?) overflow and underflow.
Would this be a worthwhile project?

Andrew Sutton

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