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Subject: Re: [boost] Is there interest in portable integer overflow detection, with policy based handling?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-21 11:15:46

Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> Le 21/02/12 07:04, Ben Robinson a écrit :
>> The implementation is complete, with 5 policies created (and users
>> can always create and use more). The policies are:
>> ignore_overflow
>> throw_overflow
>> assert_overflow
>> saturate_overflow
>> nan_overflow
>> The implementation is fully portable, and it provides integer types
>> which can be used like the builtin integers, except they will
>> trigger their policy on an overflow.
>> Also, this library will integrate seamlessly with the Boost
>> Constrained Value Library (contributed by Robert Kawulak).
>> Does this pique anyone's interest?
> Hi,
> Yes I think this is interesting by itself.
> Adding a range is a thing that you could consider, as proposed to the
> standard recently "C++ Binary Fixed-Point Arithmetic" (see
> Note that this proposal has a wider scope.
> I've on my ToDo list the implementation of the fractional part, which
> I will constraint to range and resolutions that can be represented
> using a built-in integer type.
> Best,
> Vicente

Coincidently, right now I'm working on the exact same thing.

Robert Ramey

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