Re: [eigen] vector-cwise operator +=/-=

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note that the static assert is to catch errors at compile time, and so it only works for fixed size objects. Therefore the ei_assert is still needed for dynamic size objects.


On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Hauke Heibel <hauke.heibel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Here is the patch I have in mind.

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Hauke Heibel <hauke.heibel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi guys,

I think it would be cool, if the following code worked:

#include <Eigen/Core>
#include <Eigen/Array>

using namespace Eigen;

void main ()
  Matrix<double,3,1> v3;
  Matrix<double,2,1> v2;
  Matrix<double,2,3> m;

  m << 1,2,3,4,5,6;
  v2 << 7,8;
  v3 << 4,5,6;

  v3 += v2.transpose() * m; // expected 43, 59, 57
  std::cout << v3 << std::endl;

The simple assignment

v3 = v2.transpose() * m;

is already working and if I am not totally wrong, the only thing which keeps this current example from working is the ctor of CwiseBinaryOp. In particular the lines

ei_assert(lhs.rows() == rhs.rows() && lhs.cols() == rhs.cols());

(these are redundant, right?). I think, if we simply make this check less restrictive in the sense that we allow the assignment of vectors and their transposed counterparts (having the same size...) we would be done. Any objections or comments against such a change?

- Hauke

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