Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #4418: units::electron_charge units::current incorrect

Subject: Re: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #4418: units::electron_charge units::current incorrect
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-11 14:20:02

#4418: units::electron_charge units::current incorrect
  Reporter: | Owner: matthiasschabel
      Type: Bugs | Status: closed
 Milestone: Boost 1.44.0 | Component: units
   Version: Boost 1.40.0 | Severity: Problem
Resolution: invalid | Keywords: units charge current

Comment (by steven_watanabe):

 Replying to [comment:7]:
> We are having some sort of cross communication. Current IS electric
 charge per time which makes it a derived unit! Please go talk to someone.

 Alternately, electric charge IS current times time, which makes it a
 derived unit. The base dimensions are totally arbitrary as long as they
 form a basis. energy, force, potential difference, and acceleration would
 work just as well as mass, length, time, and charge (although they would
 be awkward to use).

 This isn't going to change, sorry. We've chosen to match the SI base
 units. If you don't like dealing with current, create your new dimensions
 by combining existing derived dimensions, as I showed.

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