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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-22 15:07:44

On Wed, 2006-11-22 at 20:30 +0100, Benoit wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have been using the BGL for quite some time with both directed and
> bidirectional graphs (with adjacency_list).
> Sometimes i need to use these graphs in algorithms as if they were
> undirected... AFAICT, this is currently not possible because
> out_edges() exists in all cases, but don't do the same... The obvious
> solution consists in writing a dedicated adapter used for translating
> a bidirectional graph into a directed one at least for out_edges(),
> and optionally for other stuff (internal properties, vertex and edge
> descriptors?) to make this subtle change as transparent as possible.
> Can you think of another way ? Is there already such an adapter
> somewhere (i have unsuccessfully tried to find one...) ? In case it
> didn't exist, would anyone else be interested to have one ?

I think this is the right way to handle the problem you describe. I do
not know of anyone who has implemented such an adapter, but it would be
a welcome addition to the BGL. If you do write this adapter, please
consider contributing it to the BGL!


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