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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Units] Un-scaling dimensionless value
From: Lindley French (lindleyf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-16 18:28:54

Hmm. Ideally, I'd love it if floating point conversions were only used when the value type is floating point; the rest of the time, an integer conversion or static assert if necessary could be used. But thanks for the insight into the current behavior.

> On Feb 16, 2014, at 2:26 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 02/16/2014 11:08 AM, Lindley French wrote:
>> I find it very surprising that the conversion would use floating point, since scaled units use static_rational. Are you certain that's how it works?
> Given that I wrote the code, yes I'm certain.
> The values can be too large to fit in an
> integer type (even long long).
> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe
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