[ET Trac] [Users] [Einstein Toolkit] #677: parameter default change in CarpetIOASCII

Erik Schnetter schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Sat Nov 26 22:05:09 CST 2011


I didn't mean to disagree with you: it may indeed be time to make
Carpet's ASCII output more user friendly but omitting ghost zones,
i.e. to change the defaults for some of the parameters you mentioned.
However, for the deprecated parameter, the plan is to make them go
away (or to turn them into no-ops, i.e. to completely ignore them in
the code).


On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Luca Baiotti <baiotti at ile.osaka-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> On 25/11/11 4:58 AM, Einstein Toolkit wrote:
>> #677: parameter default change in CarpetIOASCII
>> ----------------------------------------+-----------------------------------
>>    Reporter:  baiotti@…                  |       Owner:  eschnett
>>        Type:  enhancement                |      Status:  new
>>    Priority:  optional                   |   Milestone:
>>   Component:  Carpet                     |     Version:
>> Resolution:                             |    Keywords:  CaroetIOASCII parameter default
>> ----------------------------------------+-----------------------------------
>> Comment (by eschnett):
>>   A quick note: If a parameter is deprecated, it should not be used if
>>   possible, and consequently its default should not be changed either.
> I think that no one uses 3D ASCII output, so those two (of the four)
> parameters are irrelevant, but in general I don't agree. Unless a
> parameter has no effect in the code, a default may be better than
> another, even if the parameter is deprecated.
> In the specific case, the proposed default is better. By the way, why
> were the parameters deprecated (again no one uses those two parameters
> anyway I believe)?
> Luca
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