[Kst] kdeextragear-2/kst/kst

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Fri Aug 8 22:21:33 CEST 2003

On Friday 08 August 2003 16:08, C. Barth Netterfield wrote:
> Just curious:
> What are the advantages of map access vs list access in this case?

  It was what we had talked about before regarding accessing the input and 
output vectors and scalars in a more programmer-friendly way.  The plugin 
code was particularily messy.  I had to come up with a name+order -> number 
mapping and keep track of that internally.  Now we can access the scalars and 
vectors for data objects in a much more friendly manner:


  The name there is the "programmer name", not the vector name, though there 
is nothing stopping you from using the vector tagname as the key.  In the 
plugin code, I explicitly have to use the XML tag in order for it to be 

   It seems to be cleaning up the plugin code very nicely now anyways.  I'm a 
good portion through the vector code changeover, and I'll rerun the full 
regression + some adhoc tests before it goes in.

   After that I can more easily finish the delayed input loading and fix some 
UI quirks of the plugin editor.

   Using a list for this was an unfortunate mistake when I designed 
KstDataObject, but this seems to fix all the problems I discovered.

George Staikos
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