[petsc-dev] MatNest considered harmful

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Tue Aug 12 10:27:01 CDT 2014

Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:

>   Maybe just remove MatNest :-)

Seems like it would be enough to remove the MatNest*() functions.  The
problem is that people specialize their code for MatNest, not the use of
that data structure as an optimization.  It seems like no matter how
much we warn people, they can't help but make their code brittle.  Maybe
we need to find a clearer interface/explanation of doing it the right
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