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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Multiprecision review scheduled for June 8th - 17th, 2012
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-05 13:26:22

>> OK, clearly it's not a field I'm familiar with - for that reason I'd
>> prefer not to be the one to write a backend for that - or at least I
>> would
>> need some considerable help - but I see no real obstacles to supporting
>> such a type providing you don't want the transcendental functions. If
>> someone were willing to be the guinea pig, then it might make a good test
>> case for seeing how easy it is for someone other than me to extend the
>> library?
> This is something I would be willing to contribute but probably not until
> after the formal review.

Nod, thanks. Also just realized that while a simple adapter backend:

template <class BigInteger>
class exact_float;

Would be more or less trivial as far as the arithmetic goes, other stuff
like string conversion would be *much* more complex, exactly which
conversions and/or string formatting should be supported would require some
careful thought.

Regards, John.

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