Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Multiprecision review (June 8th - 17th, 2012)
From: Christopher Kormanyos (e_float_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-17 06:32:00
>> The review of Multiprecision is due to end on Sunday, June 17th, 2012, but
>> AFAIK we only have two (very detailed and informative!) formal reviews so
>> far, which I fear is not enough to establish community consensus for
>> acceptance. I want to encourage more reviews from the community. If anyone
>> would like to extend the review deadline to give himself or herself more
>> time to look at the library, discuss it, and/or write a review, please let
>> me know!
> Relating to that it would be useful to know if the lack of reviews is due to:
> 1) No time.
> 2) No interest.
> 3) Don't like the library but are too polite to say so ;-)
> 4) Doesn't address the specific use case you're interested in.
> Many thanks, John.
I really did expect a better turnout. I suppose everyone is just busy.
Then again, the European Soccer Championship is also on.
Did we get the wrong name?
Did we focus too much on generics?
Did we fail to address bare metal types like UINT128?
Are big numbers just too much like school and doing homework?
If we got it wrong, please contribute to the process of getting it right.
We do, however, actually need to work together on a consensus.
Boost truly needs support for large integers, rationals and floats.
If there is anything I can do to reduce the administrative burden
such as providing more examples, etc., please let me know.
Best regards, Chris.
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