[Mono-list] Can I donate a Rational Number class to Mono ?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
22 Apr 2003 14:13:54 -0400


> I created a rational number class for C#. It allows you to do stuff
> like 1/3 + 2/3  =3D 1. In some cases, it=A2s useful. It has a complete
> test suite. It doesn=A2t have a home. I suppose that it could be part of
> a mathematical library of some kind in C# but I=A2m not aware of one.
> =20
> Anyway, would Mono be interested in adding it to its suite of
> libraries? If so, which namespace? If not, well, sorry for the
> interruption in your daily e-mail J

We do not typically bundle third party components with Mono, unless they
simplify the deployment of applications (NSharpZipLib, ByteFX, and
Npqsql and Antlr runtime are the only pieces I can think of).

Right now no applications in Mono use rational math, so the code should
be ideally distributed on its own.  If one day we start depending on it,
or there is a big value in distributing it with Mono, we can include
it. =20

For now, I think it would be best for your code to be independent.