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From Luc Maisonobe <>
Subject Re: [math] Support for Abelian Groups and Rings?
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:33:12 GMT
Le 03/10/2011 19:50, Mikkel Meyer Andersen a écrit :
> 2011/10/3 Sébastien Brisard<>:
>>> I would be curious to see how such a class would actually help you.  I have
>>> to admit that a big part of my curiosity is due to the fact that I don't
>>> understand how it really would help.  It could be, as you say, beautiful but
>>> useful is sometimes are more difficult goal with these things.
>>> I would also like to see if you are able to express enough interesting
>>> structure in the Java type system so as to be useful.
>>> So please do create a prototype.  It will be very interesting to see it.
>> I had nothing fancy in mind. I wanted merely to build a Group and a
>> Ring following what has been done in CM with Field/FieldElement.
>> I already had the opportunity to mention this library, but Jean-Marie
>> Dautelle's JScience is a good example of implementation of all these
>> mathematical structures ( However, I tend to
>> prefer the way Fields are implemented in CM (there are slight
>> differences, most notably getZero() and getOne() which are missing in
>> JScience).
>> If you are still interested, I'll post (not commit, I got the
>> message!!!) tentative interfaces once I've written them.
>> Sébastien
> Me, too.

I'm on the fence on this. I would also like to look at some examples 
about what you have in mind.


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