[GRASS5] A naive opinion on how grass *should* work
nelson at crynwr.com
Fri May 3 11:25:19 EDT 2002
Eric G. Miller writes:
> If you are under the mistaken impression that Arc/Info is easier than
> GRASS, you haven't used Arc/Info.
I haven't used it. Usually, when you pay money for software, it's
because you chosen the easiest route ....
> There are several reasons most US gov't agencies use Arc/Info, not the
> least of which has to do with file format compatibility and politics,
.... but sometimes not. Okay so I'll withdraw that objection.
> Anyway, the point is, there are only a few people working on GRASS,
> on mostly on a part-time, sporadic basis.
Which is realistically the only way I'd be contributing to GRASS, so
I'll leave this topic alone.
> > Then maybe GRASS should use the GNU Readline library and explicitly
> > hand the name completion list to the library?
> GRASS doesn't implement it's own shell and commands are separate
> programs, so Readline isn't a magic bullet for argument completion.
No, I mean inside the parser, when you run a command without required
arguments, and the parser prompts you for them.
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