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Re: [igraph] degree sequence data type

From: John Lapeyre
Subject: Re: [igraph] degree sequence data type
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:33:18 +0100
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> Historical reasons. Originally we only had an igraph_vector_t data type
> which was used both for integer and floating point vectors. Now we would
> have had to break the API if we wanted to switch to igraph_vector_long_t
> for those functions where it makes sense. Since most of the igraph users
> use it from a higher level language (R, Python or Ruby), these intricate
> details are completely invisible to them, and I personally think that
> the disadvantages of breaking the API at this point outweigh the
> benefits for the time being.

Ok, thanks. I suppose if it doesnt cause bugs its not a problem.
On my machine at least a double and long int are the same size.


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