Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in thermodynamic properties of water and steam
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-29 07:19:51
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> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Gavin Lambert via Boost
> Sent: 29 August 2017 00:54
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> Cc: Gavin Lambert
> Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in thermodynamic properties of water and steam
> On 29/08/2017 04:12, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > On 29/08/2017 02:54, Robert Ramey wrote:
> >> Just one more uninformed opinion, but wouldn't this work better as an
> >> addition to the boost units library?
> > I'd suggest not, on the grounds that physical properties are inexact
> > and accepted values can and do change, while math constants really are
> > constant (though their representation may change depending on the type
> > used to represent them - as 32, 64 or 128 bit doubles for example). I'd
> > prefer to keep these two different things separate.
> > Of course, the algorithms should not change, but generally involve
> > some inconstant constants, and so they do change.
> It sounds like you are arguing against inclusion in Boost.Math, which is
> not what was suggested.
> There is already precedent for Boost.Units containing physical constants
> -- see boost/units/systems/si/codata/*.
Correct - I had forgotten that. Sorry.
So I agree that adding to Boost.Units (boost/units/systems/steam?) would be OK.
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