Subject: Re: [boost] New Boost.XInt Library, request preliminary review
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-29 13:10:16
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> Subject: Re: [boost] New Boost.XInt Library, request preliminary review
> guys you are killing me what infinity???
Chill man - we have no homicidal intent!
Infinity in this case is when you don't have or want to use more memory to hold any more bits/digits ;-)
(just like floating-point when you run out of bits, 32, 64, 128, 300 decimal digits ...,
it is convenient to have a bigger number that you can decide to call 'infinity').
It not about a math definition, it about what works for you :-)
That's why a policy based solution will avoid all these arguments.
I think it was Godel who was asked "How do you compare infinities?" - His reply was "Very carefully!" ;-)
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