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Re: [glas] introducing the storage concept, a first interface specification

From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-28 15:20:09

Toon Knapen <toon.knapen_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Patrick Kowalzick wrote:
>> Furthermore a concept does not describe the efficiency of the
>> container implementation. Take a look at the different kinds of
>> sparse matrix where the performance is dependant of the matrix
>> structure.
> To clarify on the terminology: when talking about sparse matrices in
> coordinate format or compress-sparse-row format etc I would suggest to
> refer to sparse matrices with a different _format_ (just like in
> /packed/ format).
> Using this terminology, a sparse matrix can be either in coordinate
> format, CSC format etc.
> The storage here only indicates _where_ you store information and does
> not specify the format of _how_ your information is stored.
> Maybe one of the goals of this Glas project is also to establish a
> common terminology as to facilitate further discussion.

This is one of those areas in which MTL has already established
terminology. Even if you would choose different terms, consistency
and continuity are valuable, so you should consider using MTL's

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting