[petsc-dev] Need a new name for DMDAGetOwnershipRanges

Jed Brown jed at 59A2.org
Mon Nov 29 16:23:33 CST 2010

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 23:21, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> Crap. That means that the output from this newly modifed function is not
> what is needed by the creation routine. In fact there exists
> DMDASetOwnershipRanges(). What are we going to do with that? Change the
> meaning of DMDASetOwnershipRanges() arguments (and hence also the meaning of
> the final optional arguments to the DMDACreate3d() and 2d)?  For uniformaty
> we  need to change those also. But the changed form is more cumbersome and
> less natural for users, is it not? Or is it ok to change all of them? We
> don't have a concept of setting global ownership values for Vec and Mat
> (cause the meaning is a little different). Maybe a name change is in order?

That was my original thought, either change the meaning of all these things
or change the name.

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