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Subject: Re: [geometry] bounding object calculation
From: Bruno Lalande (bruno.lalande_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-27 09:24:47


Sorry to chime in so late... would "minimum_bounding" be an option? I'd
like to keep "minimum" in the name, as opposed to "any" shape that can
encapsulate the geometry. And I like to keep "bounding" as well because
it's a well known term and it results in expression which are almost the
literal English sentence of what you want
(return_minimum_bounding<box>(...) => "return minimum bounding box"). The
word "geometry" can be omitted IMO, sounds a bit redundant.

I hear Barend's point about OGC, but even though the majority of
Boost.Geometry is currently GIS/OGC oriented, it's supposed to be
potentially more general, so I'd like to make sure we are not excessively
tying ourselves to OGC terminology...


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