Re: Molecule2.C

From: Jim Phillips (
Date: Tue Jul 26 2011 - 11:36:33 CDT

On Thu, 21 Jul 2011, Andy Somogyi wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Would someone be kind enough to explain the rationale behind the
> Molecule.C / Molecule2.C compilation?
> Is it broken up into two files because of some file size limit on some
> older compiler?

Yes, except the compilers were crashing and they weren't that old.

> Also, there are some comments in here that "Molecule needs refactoring
> badly", are there any plans to change the Molecule interface
> drastically? (I'm hoping no because I plan on calling the Module class
> the way it is).

There's not a specific plan waiting in the wings and the interfaces to the
rest of the code would likely change the least, and only for good reason.

> FWIW, other than the slightly odd multiple file compilation bits, I
> think Molecule is pretty darned well designed.

Thanks. Sadly, well designed does not always mean pretty.


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