Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: [boost] questions about boost multiprecision
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-03-21 22:44:29

I'm looking more carefully at Boost Multiprecision than I have in the
past and have a couple of questions:

It's not clear to me how errors are handled. For example, what happens
in a divide by zero? Or what happens when a result overflows. I'm aware
that this will likely vary depending on whether the arguments are
arbitrary precision made a runtime or a precision fixed at compile time.
  In any case, looking through the manual I can't find this information.
  Of course this package is so ambitious, that it's possible that I've
missed it but in that case a pointer would be appreciated.

Spending some time on this makes me appreciate what an incredibly
ambitious accomplishment this is. It's really unbelievable. I would be
curious how frequently various parts of the package are used.

Robert Ramey

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at