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Subject: Re: [ublas] [bindings] Use of fortran_int_t
From: Thomas Klimpel (Thomas.Klimpel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-15 19:17:01

Karl Meerbergen wrote:
> Thomas Klimpel wrote:
> > In fact, the "traits" directory itself is obsolete, and we plan to remove it as soon as possible.
> Dear Thomas,
> Removing the traits directory is in contradiction with earlier
> agreements on this, unless noone objects of course.
> For me it will not pose a problem, so it can go.

Dear Karl,

I guess what I said was quite different from what I was thinking:

The "traits" directory is already nearly empty. All that is left from its former content are the files "type.h", "type.hpp". "type_traits.hpp" and "detail/utils.hpp". However, what I tried to communicate when I said 'the "traits" directory itself is obsolete' was more that its content is currently ignored nearly completely by the rest of the library. Some of the functionality still provided by the "traits" directory has been superseded by simpler solutions in the current bindings, but other parts of the functionality (that work for numeric_bindings-v1) are currently simply missing. When I said 'we plan to remove it as soon as possible', I meant that the corresponding functionality should be provided again (perhaps in a way that better suits the current framework), but 'as soon as possible' means that even so other issues are currently more important to me, the functionality from the "traits" directory is still on my radar. When the functionality is working again, deciding how to package probably won't be a big problem.