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From Claudio Squarcella <>
Subject Re: [math] computational geometry = math + graph ?
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:04:44 GMT
Hi all,

thank you for your answers!

As Thomas suggests, maybe the right solution is to build that stuff in 
[graph]. Or maybe even in a new project for computational geometry and 
graph drawing! I agree that including [graph] as a dependency for [math] 
does not sound quite right; maybe the other way around ...

Also since we're talking of [math+graph], we had another overlap 
recently while dealing with properties of weights -- you know, 
semigroups, monoids, that kind of stuff. I think at some point we should 
"sit together" and understand how to deal with common concepts in a 
unified way.


On 23/02/2012 10:30, Thomas Neidhart wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Simone Tripodi<>wrote:
>> Hi Gilles,
>> having a self-contained library is indeed *really* important, you get
>> a big +1 from my side.
>> Anyway, I'd suggest you to adopt a strategy of shading [graph] stuff
>> useful for math, without duplicating the code nor bring the [graph]
>> dependency in [math].
>> [graph] codebase is ATM in a decent state, what we miss is a little
>> bit of documentation and 2-3 algorithms impl, but in therms of design
>> I think we found a way and additional stuff can be added later in new
>> releases.
>> OTOH, we are still a little far from having  arelease in the immediate
>> future, so I cannot promise "we are ready in 1 month" to release :P
> As Gilles said, the self-containment of CM is a strong point, and I doubt
> if this policy should be changed.
> OTOH, duplicating things does not make sense either, so we will have to
> see. If the addition of these new features
> results in a o.a.c.m.graph package, then CM is maybe not the right place
> for it.
> Thomas

Claudio Squarcella
PhD student at Roma Tre University

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