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Subject: Re: [boost] [math][integer] Moving integer utilities out of the math lib.
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-10 10:50:09

Le 10/01/15 13:21, John Maddock a écrit :This does look to me like a
good idea, but to remain coherent, all of
should move, which means:
> common_factor.hpp
> common_factor_rt.hpp
> common_factor_ct.hpp
> Plus docs and tests.
> Further I'd like to see the headers under boost/integer/*.hpp and the
> namespace changed to boost::integer. For backwards compatibility the
> boost/math/*.hpp headers should be present also but merely include the
> new ones and import the symbols into boost::math via using declarations.
> One SNAFU I see is that boost.integer is a largely unmaintained ragbag
> of utilities (though often very useful).
I believed that Daryle Walker was maintaining it, but now that I see
that the last closed fix was 5 years ago I agree that it is
unmaintained. Anyway the library has 4 authors: Beman Dawes, Daryle
Walker, Gennaro Prota andJohn Maddock. No one of the other authors want
to maintain this simple ;-) library? Beman? John?
> It would be nice if someone would take responsibility for this
> library: any takers? It might be the right time too to move the rest
> of Boost.Integer into boost::integer rather than dumping everything in
> namespace boost?
> Does that look like a plan? Anyone care to take it on?
I think so. The logical structure must be preserved.
Some years ago, I mentored a Bits Ints GSoC project that falls in this
category that added a lot of ct and rt facilities for ints.
If no one of the current authors want to take care of the maintenance of
this library I could do it, but I would like Beman and John, you help on
this task also.


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