rename ISLocalToGlobalMapping?

Matthew Knepley knepley at
Mon Aug 27 21:16:12 CDT 2007

On 8/27/07, Barry Smith <bsmith at> wrote:
>   Lisandro,
>     Sounds fine to me. ISLocalToGlobalMapping -> LGMapping

If we are getting picky, I like long names, but I would get rid of IS
since it seems
more like implementation to me.

>     BUT, AO is called AO, not AOMapping? Shouldn't it be AOMapping?
>    (then the AO_Mapping needs to be changed, why it is called
>     Mapping, Matt?, I do not know).

The default AO implementation has the semantic guarantee that it is a
The Mapping implementation allows subsets of the index space.


>    Barry
> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007, Lisandro Dalcin wrote:
> > Did you never thinnk about the possibility of renaming
> > ISLocalToGlobalMapping to something shorter? IMOH it is painfuly long
> > name.
> >
> > In petsc4py, I call this LGMapping, because ISLocalToGlobalMapping, in
> > my view, is not an IS, and its usage is similar to AOMapping.
> >
> >
> >

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