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From: Fernando Cacciola (fernando_cacciola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-13 13:47:04

Dear Huseyin,

> Dear Janek,
> " Regarding the specifics of this project, what I propose to do in a
> summer is a limited scope Boost library for 2D mesh and polygonal
> environments, where I will mainly concentrate on the combinatorial
> information and primitive geometric operations. Thus the proposed
> library should more aptly be called Boost.2Dmesh than Boost.Geometry.
> Note that there would very likely be comments as to the incompleteness
> of such a "geometry" library, since I will not cover application
> domains like windows / GUI, computer vision, computer graphics (beyond
> the simple 2D subdivision), etc. By purposely limiting myself to the
> scope described above, I would provide a foundation for representing
> and manipulating planar subdivisions which is already a huge help for
> people writing geometric applications. It is a very common task and
> having both a representation and generic algorithms (which can adapt
> to user representation as well) suits the design principle of generic
> libraries very well. "
Then I assume you will present the mesh as a form of graph and build it
on top of the Boost.Graph library, where the geometric embedding is
realized trough graph properties.

In that case though, Boost.MeshGraph is probably more descriptive.

Btw, what is the 2D? The topology or the geometry?
Or both?


Fernando Cacciola

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