From: Barend Gehrels (barend_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-30 05:11:39
Theodore Papadopoulo wrote:
> Barend Gehrels wrote:
>> Herewith the URL to the preview of Geodan's Geometry Library, including
>> documentation and some examples.
>> There are still implementation issues and algorithmic details to be
>> figured out or to be implemented. This is a preview and not yet a real
>> submission. However I think that the community will get a feeling how it
>> works and/or should work.
>> The URL with documentation is here:
>> http://geometrylibrary.geodan.nl/geometry.html and sources can be
>> downloaded from that webpage.
> I just had a glance on the library. One thing that strikes me is its 2D
> perspective, which
> is not reflected in the names. I would at least call the namespace
> geometry2d or the
> classes point2d .... It really seems awkward to use the generic names
> for the specific
> 2D case. That being said, from my point of view any geometry basic layer
> (ie basic
> representation not the sophisticated algorithms) should be as dimension
> agnostic as possible...
> but I may be biased.
For the namespace, it is no problem to change it and I agree, geometry2d
would have been better. We might change it to "geospatial" or maybe
"geospatial2d". For the dimensions, we could have added a Z or a
N-templatized array of coordinate values, but because we don't do
anything with them nor didn't planned to, they are not there.
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