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From: John Phillips (phillips_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-14 15:42:02

Eric Niebler wrote:
> Steven Watanabe wrote:
>>>The inserter design (with commit()) came out of a design discussion with
>>>Dave A., which I took the time to review this morning. He was coming at
>>>the problem from the perspective of MTL4 -- matrices and vectors. For
>>>MTL4, he wanted generic ways of representing sparse data and of building
>>>sequences. We wanted a mechanism that was general. He imagined a desire
>>>to temporarily violate the invariants of a sequence while building it,
>>>and then using commit() to "make it good".
>>I see. The inserters make a lot more sense in
>>a larger context.
> Your vote to reject the time series library was based in part on your
> feeling that the ordered inserter interface was wrong. Now that I've
> explained the reasons for the interface, does it change your vote?

   I'm also interested in your answer to this.


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