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Subject: Re: [boost] [endian] Project not maintained
From: Michael Caisse (mcaisse-lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-04 23:48:19

On 4/4/16 18:36, Gavin Lambert wrote:
> There's no particular reason why the library couldn't also contain
> conversions for some specific non-IEEE floating point format, if one is
> sufficiently popular or appears in well-known file formats such that it
> might be useful.
> And it could be extensible to other formats not representable in basic
> C++ types, such as rational numbers or quad precision floats. They just
> need a well-defined block-of-bytes representation and an equivalent C++
> class.

Expect that we would no longer be talking endianess and those
conversions in a Boost.Endian library would be odd at best.


Michael Caisse
Ciere Consulting

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