[Gdal-dev] Create method

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Sep 24 10:28:01 EDT 2004

Julien Demaria wrote:
> Frank,
> I think this is incompatible with the GDAL API, but would it be possible 
> (theoritically) to provide a "limited write only" approach in which we 
> give all the file format informations (colortable, geolocation, nodata, 
> ...) only one time at the create call (a CreateSimple method ?), and 
> allow only to write in sequential line-by-line way ?
> This approach could be implemented easily for many more drivers than the 
> standard Create approach, isn't it ?


Yes, I can see that this might be desirable, but I'm not too keen on yet
another way of creating files.  Note, that you can provide a virtual file
as input which provides callbacks to get the image data if you want to
avoiding having a copy of the imagery already exist somewhere.

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