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Re: [Toon-members] Bug report: TooN - missing function (fwd)

From: Tom Drummond
Subject: Re: [Toon-members] Bug report: TooN - missing function (fwd)
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 14:57:14 +0100


On reflection, I agree. I think this should be removed from TooN. We don't have methods for Matrix * double* or double* * double*, so we probably shouldn't have this.

You might wish to communicate the safe and unsafe ways of doing this to our external user and the reasons we don't have this available as a method. The fixes take almost no external code and can be done in- line and allow the user to choose safe or not.



On 17 May 2007, at 12:28, Gerhard Reitmayr wrote:

Edward Rosten wrote:

On Tue, 15 May 2007, Gerhard Reitmayr wrote:

I am all for opening up the mailing lists.

Sounds good. Do you opt for creating a second open list?

no, i am ok with just making the current list public. it does not seem
that we discuss really secret things here :)

Unrelated question about the patch:
what is this method used for?

I don't know, but it was there.

do we want such a not-type-safe API?

I have naver used it, and I can't see why you would. But it seems that
someone wants to.

well, I certainly would thank them for the heads-up and explain that the function should not exist and a cast on the user side is the way resolve it. In my point of view the method invites abuse without overhead (ugly
cast to use).

I agree that I am probably anal about this, as it definitely does not
matter in current code or any future code I will write using TooN. So, I
trust that I have made my point with this email :) and I am fine with
whatever you decide to do.


Gerhard Reitmayr
MIL, Engineering Department, Cambridge University

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