Proposal: replace eye() of size [-1 -1] with %eye = 1:0*$:1 as a new predefined constant

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Samuel GOUGEON Samuel GOUGEON
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Proposal: replace eye() of size [-1 -1] with %eye = 1:0*$:1 as a new predefined constant

Hello devs,

eye() builds a very specific object, of size [-1,-1].

In the Bugzilla report http://bugzilla.scilab.org/16060 ,

  • I show that the added value of this specific object looks very poor with respect to the complexity and specific processing it requires in the code.

  • An idea is presented to replace eye() with a new predefined constant
    %eye = 1:0*$:1
    as a true implicitlist object,

  • and shows on some examples how it can easily work instead of eye().

IMO, in order to simplify Scilab code without removing any feature, the eye() syntax and object should be deprecated and replaced.
Indeed, i think that setting negative sizes is a rather bad way to encode such an object.

Looking forward to read you,

Regards
Samuel

PS: IMO we should take a special care about what we do with implicitlist objects, how we use and make them evolving. They look rather underexploited. So, anticipating other possible extended usages would be wise.



_______________________________________________
dev mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.scilab.org/mailman/listinfo/dev