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Provide hybrid range and size utilities for matrices and vectors

Simon Praetorius requested to merge feature/hybrid-num-rows-cols into master


This MR extends the idea of hybrid size from dune-common to matrices and vectors. It provides free functions Hybrid::numRows, Hybrid::numCols and Hybrid::numEntries for number of rows and number of columns of matrices, as well as number of entries in a vector, respectively. Thereby the specialization is done with dynamic-first idea. If a container provides dynamic index access, the corresponding size functions return a std::size_t. Otherwise if element access is not dynamic and size is a static constant, the methods provide size information as std::integral_constant. This allows to iterate over the containers using Hybrid::forEach where again, dynamic iteration is preferred over static (unrolled/recursive) iteration.


  • The dynamic-first principle is used here for (typically) faster compile-times and better readable error messages. For vectors you have in dune-common also a static-first principle implemented in Dune::Hybrid::size.
  • I'm not yet sure about the naming of the functions. I have to distinguish numEntries from size for vectors.

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