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Subject: Re: [boost] [math][integer] Moving integer utilities out of the math lib.
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-12 07:31:00

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Vicente J.
> Escriba
> Sent: 10 January 2015 15:50
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [math][integer] Moving integer utilities out of the math
> 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
> 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
> I could do it, but I would like Beman and John, you help on this task also.

I'm willing to help with (possibly new/combined) documentation.


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