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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Multiprecision review scheduled for June 8th - 17th, 2012
From: Marc Glisse (marc.glisse_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-05 14:33:31

On Tue, 5 Jun 2012, Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr. wrote:

>>> This is something I would be willing to contribute but probably not until
>>> after the formal review.

If you feel like discussing the design, I am interested.

> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM, John Maddock <boost.regex_at_[hidden]>wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, agreed regarding the trickiness of string conversions :( I guess if
> one doesn't want or need to implement such facilities, one could just throw
> on such overloads.

Actually, one could see it as a weakness of the library that so many of
the requirements are compulsory and not optional.

Marc Glisse

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