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Algorithm-type-name & algorithm-location - why have both?

Hia,

why do we have to configure both fields? Shouldn't class be inferred from the algo-location? It looks as if algo-type-name has no effect as long as it refers to any existing algo class (ie doens't have to match one defined in algo-location).

For info, I'm playing around with python algorithms.

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Algo-location defines the physical location of the DLL file inside the build folder. It really has nothing to do with the algorithm name. You can set this DLL name to be whatever you want.

Within that DLL file, there could be any number of algorithms, which is where algo-type-name comes in. Algo-type-name specifies which algorithm you actually want to run - without it, how would Lean know which algorithm to start?

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