[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #6358: Documentation

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #6358: Documentation
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-04 20:40:28

#6358: Documentation
 Reporter: ramey | Owner: fcacciola
     Type: Bugs | Status: new
Milestone: To Be Determined | Component: numeric
  Version: Boost 1.48.0 | Severity: Problem
 Keywords: |
 I want to use boost numeric conversion.

 I NEED to use boost numeric conversion.

 But I can't really figure out how to use it.

 a) the interface with policies which contain function options which
 is just too hard to follow. I think this is a design problem.

 b) the documentation of all this isn't complete - and it reflects the
 interface. trying to figure it out is like pulling teeth.

 It "looks like" it depends upon numeric_limits for minimums, maximums,
 etc. I would hope this means that if I create my own numeric type and
 specialize numeric_limits for it, the convert<...> will "just work" and
 I'll get an overflow/under flow exception when I need it. But trying to
 verify that this works like this by looking at the documentation is like
 pulling teeth. I believe the library works and/or can be made to work for
 what I want to do, but the documentation is presenting a real obstacle so
 I have to look at the code itself - which I shouldn't have to do.

 Robert Ramey

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/6358>
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