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Subject: Re: [boost] Name and Namespace for Potential Boost Extended Floating-Point
From: Joshua Juran (jjuran_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-02 03:44:18

On Sep 1, 2011, at 4:39 AM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:

> I could live with floating, integer (integral?) and rational.

Please not 'integral' -- that's too easily associated with
antiderivatives rather than classes of numbers. If you want to make
the parts of speech consistent, try 'ratio'.

(As for 'floating': Yes, it's an adjective, but it describes the
fraction point (as in "floating point number"), not the number itself
(as in "rational number"), so using all adjectives wouldn't be
consistent anyway. And a 'float' is part of either a pier or a parade.)


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