There is absolutely no need for having a "Client" class in the FileListDatabase implementation
In the current implementation of the
FileListDatabase, there are functions generating and returning
Client itself just stores the
client_id and nothing else. Furthermore, the
Client is used nowhere inside the biometric toolchain, only the
client_id is used.
I think, the
Client class and according functions of the
FileListDatabase were introduced for legacy purposes, i.e., to be comparable to other low-level databases. As we have decided to distinguish between low-level and high-level databases (and the
FileListDatabase is a high-level database only, I don't think that we need the
Client class here.
Any opposition for removing those? They mess up the documentation here: https://www.idiap.ch/software/bob/docs/bob/bob.bio.base/master/implemented.html#bob.bio.base.database.Client
by documenting a
Client class in the middle of