Subject: [boost] a safe integer library
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-12-10 02:49:52
Arithmetic operations in C++ are NOT guaranteed to yield a correct
mathematical result. This feature is inherited from the early days of C.
The behavior of int, unsigned int and others were designed to map
closely to the underlying hardware. Computer hardware implements these
types as a fixed number of bits. When the result of arithmetic
operations exceeds this number of bits, the result will not be
I have crafted a library to address this issue once and for all. You can
find out more about this by checking out the page for Safe Numerics at
the boost library incubator. www.blincubator.com
I hereby request that this library be added to the boost review queue.
I've also made a proposal for the C++ Standards committee to include a
simplified version of this library as part of he C++ standard.
You can see the proposal at
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