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Subject: Re: [boost] Name and Namespace for Potential Boost Extended Floating-Point
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-01 15:26:41

on Wed Aug 31 2011, "Simonson, Lucanus J" <> wrote:

> float_ in no way intuitively means multiprecision floating point data
> type.
> Intuitively, I would expect float_ in a boost library would mean a
> type that wraps a literal floating point value in a type for
> metaprogramming and might be declared something like:
> template <float f>
> float_ : float_c<f>;

float_ in no way intuitively means that, either. We have namespaces
because/so-that the same name can have different meanings depending on

Dave Abrahams
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