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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Multiprecision review results
From: Christopher Kormanyos (e_float_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-08-05 08:15:01

Thank you very much for managing the review, Jeff.

> John Maddock and Christopher Kormanyos' Multiprecision
> library is ACCEPTED for inclusion into Boost,
> with 8 YES votes, 1 NO vote, and 1 CONDITIONAL vote.



Narrowing Conversions
cpp_dec_float should round rather than truncate on narrowing conversions.
Review manager hat off: I wonder if a radix-2 implementation of an
arbitrary precision float should ultimately be prioritized and recommended
over the present radix-10 implementation?


Yes. In my opinion, a radix-2 implementation of the boost-licensed
floating-point back-end with enhanced efficiency, greater maximum
digit count and sensible rounding policies is very high on my to-do list.

cpp_dec_float is my main contribution to Boost.Multiprecision,
and I am primarily responsible for this.

I would, however, like to find one or more developers who have
knowledge in this domain to assist with a potential cpp_bin_float.
It's just too much work for one person and, quite frankly, there are
a few trouble spots that I don't know how to deal with yet.

Please also note that I can not begin working on cpp_bin_float
until autumn or winter at the earliest.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to the review.

Best regards, Chris.

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