Chris, Simon,

Thanks for your feedback. It seems that I've missed Jeremias before he
goes in Ireland. Too bad that my mail took half an hour to arrive.

Anyway, I have work to do on my thesis during a few days. Hopefully
Jeremias will be able to look at his mails during the conference. If
not, I'll follow Simon's advice and refactor just what is necessary to
implement floats.


Simon Pepping a écrit :
On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 04:32:29PM +0200, Vincent Hennebert wrote:

Hi all,

I'd like to have the opinion from the team about how I should proceed.
I'm currently at a point where I think I know enough, both from
theoretical and code points of vue, to start the implementation of
floats. By mimicing the handling of footnotes, I think I can have a
working implementation rather quickly and easily. However, it wouldn't
be very satisfying IMO. Some refactoring wouldn't be useless, and while
I'm at it, why not doing it completely?

Be careful. Don't let yourself be sidetracked by other worthy
objectives. Stay focused on your target; it will be difficult enough.
I've already spent much time figuring out how the code is working. From
what I've seen, some areas of the code still look experimental. I think
the implementation of floats may be an opportunity to bring it to a more
"polished" level. A refactoring would have several benefits:
- this may help sorting things out, and even prepare the implementation
 of a first-fit algorithm (although this might be a bit too much
 unrelated, I'm afraid)

I would hope that a best-fit algorithm can be inserted.

Regards, Simon

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