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Subject: Re: [boost] [GSoC 2014] Boost.Fixed-Point Proposal
From: Nikhar Agrawal (nikharagrawal2006_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-03-20 18:07:42

Wow... there's an incredible wealth of information in the Boost archives on
fixed-point. A lot of these concern with a lot of design issues. These
discussions should come in really handy. I wish I had come upon these
earlier. But never too late I guess.

Since my current proposal as it stands seems quite good to you (apart from
any particular quibbles you might have which I'm most interested in hearing
:) ) and the fact that I don't have much time left to make amendments to
the proposal based on reading of these archives, I'll add a time before the
community bonding period to the schedule solely to reading of these
archives and ponder upon the various design issues discussed. This period
lies before selection of the project in GSoC and it doesn't bother me since
fixed-point has me very very interested now after all the time spent on it.
So, GSoC or not, I would like to implement this library anyways provided of
course that no one has any objection to it and no one else is working on
it. Having said that though, I would like to hope that my above interest in
developing the library regardless of GSoC doesn't hurt my chances of
selection in it.

Anyways, I found 4 very detailed discussions on fixed-point already. If
anyone has any more relevant thread links, I'll be really glad to read them.



On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Nikhar Agrawal <
nikharagrawal2006_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 6:22 AM, Michael Marcin <mike.marcin_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> The proposal seems pretty good.
>> There was a discussion of a fixed-point proposal for last year's GSOC
>> that might be relevant.
> Hi,
> Thanks a ton for the thread. I'll go through it and try to make
> appropriate changes. Though I'm not sure how much time I would have to make
> any amends to the proposal. Which is of course my fault given that I
> submitted the proposal a little late for feedback. It's just that I
> preferred to be more confident about the project before writing the
> proposal. So I probably spent a lot of time in researching.
> Is there anything in particular that you'd like me to add to the proposal?
> Thanks a lot for taking the time to go through it :).
> Nikhar

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