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Subject: Re: [boost] Ternary logic programming
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-05 10:15:44

I've been lurking on this thread because It's an interesting topic.

But I'm not sure it really belongs here.

Multivalued logic is a very deep topic which has been studied in depth
for the last ~150 years by some of the best mathematicians who ever
existed. It's not clear to me how much we can realistically add to this.

boost tribool implements the most widely accepted interpretation of 3
valued logic in a manner which users would expect. And its usage and
purpose is well explained in it's documentation.

So the question arises - what else is here for us to mine? Just taking
a cursory look at literature in this area, it would seem that there is
likely something interesting for us here. So if one wanted to implement
one or more if the multivalued logics already studied along with a good
document describing use cases and limitations that I think would be
interesting. But spending huge amounts of time trying to agree on some
particular usage seems to me sort of overkill - but maybe not - after
all it's fun and interesting to talk about.

But I'm skeptical that this would lead to something like a useful boost

Robert Ramey

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