Re: [eigen] Eigen namspace

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2009/10/22 Hauke Heibel <hauke.heibel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:24 PM, Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> 2009/10/21 Hauke Heibel <hauke.heibel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> > Anyways, it seems to be already decided.
>> It was as long as we considered it a no-brainer, but given the
>> reactions on this list, i don't consider it "already decided" anymore!
> Well, so far it was just a single reaction - mine :)

No, before you at least 2 people expressed disagreement! So my
suggestion is buried, of course. And I didn't even know about that
wonderful namespace aliases thing.


> Though the only striking reason against renaming, as said before, is that I
> think it really is a big effort to change all projects. You mentioned
> correctly, that within Eigen it will be little to no effort - but you should
> not forget about other projects using Eigen there the story is a different
> one.
> Well, theoretically, one could make up the reason that the less descriptive
> the namespace the higher the chances that another lib will pick the same
> namespace and thus cause a name clash... actually, just google for
> "namespace ei" and you'll see.
>> what do you think about my later proposal of keeping Eigen and
>> introducing synonym ei?
> I'ld totally prefer this solution because it is 100% transparent for the
> user.
> - Hauke

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