Re: [eigen] Structures Having Eigen Members questions

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2009/1/23 Ben Axelrod <baxelrod@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> 1. Base classes.  When is EIGEN_MAKE_ALIGNED_OPERATOR_NEW needed with
> respect to class hierarchies?  It seems that if you put
> EIGEN_MAKE_ALIGNED_OPERATOR_NEW in a base class, and the Eigen types are in
> a derived class, then it does not work.

It should really work: overloaded operator new is inherited in derived classes.
Here, it does work (with your example code even). And there are many
people relying on that already.

One idea: did you forgot to specify public inheritance? "class
Derived: public Base".

Please, can you try to make a small self contained test case? And tell
me with which compiler you get the failure?

> 2. Is EIGEN_MAKE_ALIGNED_OPERATOR_NEW needed in structs as well as classes?

Of course, in C++ structs are the same thing as classes, the only
difference is that they default to public members and public

> 3. Returning Eigen types is ok

That we already mention in this page, at the end ;) perhaps we should
make that more prominent then.

> and passing a pointer to an Eigen type
> instead of by const reference is also ok.

OK i'll try to remember about adding that. At low level passing by
pointer or by reference is exactly the same thing.


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