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CGAL 4.12.1 - 2D Arrangements
CGAL::Arr_polyline_traits_2< SegmentTraits_2 > Class Template Reference

#include <CGAL/Arr_polyline_traits_2.h>

Inherits from

CGAL::Arr_polycurve_traits_2< SegmentTraits_2 >.


The traits class Arr_polyline_traits_2 handles piecewise linear curves, commonly referred to as polylines.

Each polyline is a chain of segments, where each two neighboring segments in the chain share a common endpoint; that is, the polyline is continuous. Furthermore, the target of the \(i\)th segement of a polyline has to coincide with the source of the \(i+1\)st segment; that is, the polyline has to be well-oriented. Note that it is possible to construct general polylines that are neither continuous nor well-oriented, as it is impossible to enforce this precondition (using the set of predicates required by the relevant concepts, see below). However, such polylines cannot be used for the actual computation of arrangements. The traits class template exploits the functionality of the SegmentTraits_2 template-parameter to handle the segments that compose the polyline curves.

The type substituting the template parameter SegmentTraits_2 when the template Arr_polyline_traits_2 is instantiated must be a model of the concepts

If, in addition, the GeometryTraits_2 models the concept ArrangementApproximateTraits_2 then Arr_polycurve_traits_2 models this concept as well. The same holds for the concept ArrangementOpenBoundaryTraits_2. If no type is provided, then Arr_segment_traits_2 (instantiated with Exact_predicates_exact_constructions_kernel as the kernel) is used. Otherwise, Arr_Bezier_curve_traits_2<RatKernel, AlgKernel, NtTraits>, Arr_circle_segment_traits_2<Kernel>, Arr_conic_traits_2<RatKernel, AlgKernel, NtTraits> Arr_linear_traits_2<Kernel> Arr_non_caching_segment_traits_2<Kernel>, Arr_segment_traits_2<Kernel>, or any other model of the concepts above can be used.

The number type used by the injected segment traits should support exact rational arithmetic (that is, the number type should support the arithmetic operations \( +\), \( -\), \( \times\) and \( \div\) carried out without loss of precision), in order to avoid robustness problems, although other inexact number types could be used at the user's own risk.

A polyline that comprises \(n > 0\) segments has \( n+1 \) points, and they are represented as objects of type SegmentTraits_2::Point_2. Since the notion of a vertex is reserved to 0-dimensional elements of an arrangement, we use, in this context, the notion of points in order to refer to the vertices of a polyline. For example, an arrangement induced by a single non-self intersecting polyline has exactly two vertices regardless of the number of points. Finally, the types Segment_2 and X_monotone_segment_2 nested in Arr_polyline_traits_2 are nothing but SegmentTraits_2::Curve_2 and SegmentTraits_2::X_monotone_curve_2, respectively.

A note on Backwards compatibility
In CGAL version 4.2 (and earlier) any object of the X_monotone_curve_2 type nested in Arr_polyline_traits_2 maintained a direction invariant; namely, its vertices were ordered in an ascending lexicographical \((xy)\)-order. This restriction is no longer imposed and X_monotone_curve_2 can be now directed either from right-to-left or left-to-right. If you wish to maintain a left-to-right orientations of the \(x\)-monotone polylines, set the macro CGAL_ALWAYS_LEFT_TO_RIGHT to 1 before any CGAL header is included.

Is Model Of:




ArrangementApproximateTraits_2 (if the type that substitutes the template parameter SegmentTraits_2 models the concept as well)

See also
Arr_Bezier_curve_traits_2<RatKernel, AlgKernel, NtTraits>
Arr_conic_traits_2<RatKernel, AlgKernel, NtTraits>
Arrangement_on_surface_2/generic_curve_data.cpp, and Arrangement_on_surface_2/polylines.cpp.


class  Construct_curve_2
 Construction functor of a general (not necessarily \(x\)-monotone) polyline. More...
class  Construct_x_monotone_curve_2
 Construction functor of \(x\)-monotone polyline. More...
class  Push_back_2
 Functor to augment a polyline by either adding a vertex or a segment at the back. More...
class  Push_front_2
 Functor to augment a polyline by either adding a vertex or a segment at the front. More...


typedef SegmentTraits_2 Segment_traits_2
typedef SegmentTraits_2::Point_2 Point_2
typedef SegmentTraits_2::Curve_2 Segment_2
typedef SegmentTraits_2::X_monotone_curve_2 X_monotone_segment_2

Accessing Functor Objects

Construct_curve_2 construct_curve_2_object () const
Construct_x_monotone_curve_2 construct_x_monotone_curve_2_object () const
Push_back_2 push_back_2_object () const
Push_front_2 push_front_2_object () const

Additional Inherited Members

- Public Types inherited from CGAL::Arr_polycurve_traits_2< SegmentTraits_2 >
typedef SegmentTraits_2 ::Point_2 Point_2
typedef SegmentTraits_2 ::Curve_2 Subcurve_2
typedef SegmentTraits_2 ::X_monotone_curve_2 X_monotone_subcurve_2
- Public Member Functions inherited from CGAL::Arr_polycurve_traits_2< SegmentTraits_2 >
Construct_curve_2 construct_curve_2_object () const
Construct_x_monotone_curve_2 construct_x_monotone_curve_2_object () const
Number_of_points_2 number_of_points_2_object () const
Push_back_2 push_back_2_object () const
Push_front_2 push_front_2_object () const
Make_x_monotone_2 make_x_monotone_2_object () const