Looking at rel_sv.py, I see some languages can make distinction in word of direct relative depending on the path to get there, so grandfather 'fff' and 'mmf' (f=father, m=mother) are different words (if I understandthe logic the first is eg fatherfatherfather, and the other fathermothermother).

I'll hence add to the get_single_relationship_string() method two optional parameters with the relation string, so those languages needing that, can use it.


2007/10/24, Douglas S. Blank < dblank@cs.brynmawr.edu>:

I tried the new code on the 2 ** 15 full family tree, and the speed-up is

Algorithm          Close Relative  Distant Relative
----------------   --------------  ----------------
original           53 seconds       8 seconds
benny's            9.5 seconds      9.5 seconds
iterative (wrong)  instant          11 seconds

I think that this speed up is due to the second apply_filter which
compares with the first?

This code is so complicated, I don't think it could be turned into an
iterative version. But I think a variation could be constructed that uses
ideas from both, and could be much simpler.

I'll keep looking at it; thanks!


On Tue, October 23, 2007 5:36 pm, Benny Malengier wrote:
> Hi,
> I checked in changes to the relationship calculating code to trunk.
> I intend to improve on the work, but have some other duties first, and
> wanted this away for now.
> First, the new algorithm to calculate relationships has following
> improvements:
> 1/loop detection before running out of memory
> 2/find all relationships in all families if so asked, not only the first
> family
> 3/distinction between non-birth relationships and birth relationships
> 4/not only relationship string is returned, but also the family number
> 5/depth is a parameter
> 6/find all relationships, so if your aunt is your grandmother and your
> stephmother, you can retrieve that.
> For translators: the idea is translators should _not_ inherit the
> get_relationship() and get_relationship_... methods. They should only be
> present in Relationship.py.
> Translators should only translate def get_single_relationship_string() in
> the rel_xx.py
> This method is based upon the plural method added by Brian. If
> functionality
> for a language is missing, then it should be added in the parameters given
> to all languages.
> At the moment the code should behave as with the old code, as a wrapper is
> added around new code to transform it to the old return values.
> I will however start to change some parts to make use of the new code
> instead of the wrapper, eg a get_relationship_extended, and migrate code
> to
> that.
> If an english native speaker could extend the
> get_single_relationship_string() so that in case the relation is non-birth
> the correct relation is returned (that is, stephchild, ....), I would be
> gratefull. It is not yet used, but should be in the future
> Benny
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