Re: [eigen] Do we need geometry refactoring?

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On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> - It is unintuitive that the most generic Transformation is affine
> Let's focus on this point because it looks crucial to me. The most
> generic transformation is definitely projective, there's no question
> about that, the questions discussed here are:
>  a) what should the default value for Mode be?
>  b) what should the Transform3f (etc) typedefs stand for?
> Obviously, a typedef named "Transform3f" has to use the default mode,
> but at the same time that name "Transform3f" does suggest something
> generic, whence the confusion in this discussion between "default" and
> "generic".

Right, you nailed it. So, we agree that Transform3f is likely to
suggest something generic.

> What do you think about this plan:
>  - we just remove the Transform3f... typedefs. We just force the user
> to use the mode-specific typedefs such as Affine3f, Projective3f, etc.
>  - we don't give Mode any default value.
>  - in the tutorials, we focus (at least at the start) on Affine
> transforms, Affine3f etc, so that the intuitive idea that 3D-transform
> * 3D-vector gives a 3D-vector. Of course we then do explain other
> kinds of transform.

Sound like a plan. Gael, do you have any opinion?

- Hauke

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