On Mon, 2005-03-28 at 17:48, Craig DeForest wrote:
> The problem with using the units(1) database is that it only deals with 
> multiplicative relations -- so, e.g., it won't handle temperature.

Well, that's fine. You don't have to get everything from one source.
Larry is right though, units is a fine starting point.

I'm still of the basic opinion that all of the logic can be handled
through roles (classes?) and MMD, rather than trying to code up a units
converter in parallel to the type system.

Aaron Sherman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Senior Systems Engineer and Toolsmith
"It's the sound of a satellite saying, 'get me down!'" -Shriekback

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