Re: [eigen] Malloc-free dynamic matrices

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On 3/3/10, leon zadorin <leonleon77@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 3/3/10, Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 2010/3/2 Márton Danóczy <marton78@xxxxxxxxx>:
> [...]
>>> The only API changes are a new option NeverRealloc (the name is maybe
>>> not the best) and a method reserve(int size) that allocates the
>>> memory. Then, a Matrix<Scalar, Dynamic, Dynamic, NeverRealloc> keeps
>>> track of its allocated size via the member variable m_size and each
>>> mat.resize(rows, cols) only changes two ints instead of actually
>>> allocating memory. If rows*cols < m_size, an assertion error is
>>> raised.
> [...]
>> approach... my main concern right now is that it's touching and
>> complexifying a few very central places in Eigen, whereas the use case
>> is very special. For that reason I wonder if this should rather be
>> implemented as a new separate variant of the Matrix class itself...
> And if it is a special/rare case usage, would it not be possible to
> already achieve this behavior with a custom pre-allocated block of
> memory and then instead of using matrix type simply using the
> object(s) of Map<> type?
> The "mapped" matricies would not need explicit resizing in the first
> place... and reserving of the max size is simply done at allocation of
> the very original memory slab -- as per current API and it's
> capabilities?

To clarify -- I'm getting at saying that one may not need patching
anything in eigen in the first place, and by simply using the
already-existing API of Map<> objects one could achieve what the
original poster wanted :-)

> I suppose an adapter pattern may be deployed to create custom class --
> but it's internals would/could still rely on the Map<> semantics...
> Kind regards
> Leon.

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