Re: [eigen] External contributions

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ok, since I started setting up the unsupported/ directory, I'll do the
doc splitting etc.


On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 2009/2/4 Gael Guennebaud <gael.guennebaud@xxxxxxxxx>:
>> Hi,
>> I mostly agree with you,
>> about the doc, I'm not sure that's doable to easily change the visual
>> hint of selected set for files, and I don't feel comfortable with
>> mixing unsupported classes with the other one in the class list, etc.
>> So I would propose to have two doxyfiles and nest the doc like this:
>> build/doc/html/
>>             /unsuported/html/
>> and of course the main page would link to the contrib doc, and I think
>> using ctags we can have cross references from the contrib doc to the
>> main one. What do you think ?
> Good idea!
>> another related (and complementary) option is to put all the
>> unsupported stuff  in an Eigen::unsupported namespace. I don't
>> remember all the doxygen features but if that's doable to have the
>> contrib classes prefixed with the unsupported:: namespace prefix, then
>> that will be fine for me ! (I mean no need to have a separated doc)
> Well I prefer the first option you mention above. Even with a
> unsupported:: prefix these classes would still clutter the doc (and
> then we would be reluctant to allow more stuff in unsupported/ which
> would defeat its purpose).
>> About the criteria, I would put the barrier as low as possible, but it:
>>  - must rely on Eigen !
>>  - must be math !
>>  - should have some general purpose in the sense that it could
>> potentially be included in a Eigen module (or become a new one)
>>  - can be very preliminary though
> 100% agree.
>> Another way to add contributions is via the demo/example. For instance
>> if something is very too specific but shows an interesting way of
>> using Eigen, then it can be a good demo.
> I agree also.
> Cheers,
> Benoit

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