[gdal-dev] Re: OGR Driver for Norwegian SOSI standard

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Nov 17 16:31:05 EST 2011


Even asked me to speak up if I had any thoughts on the issues
raised in this thread.  I had not been following it closely.  I will
note that:

 o RFC 8 on coding guidelines and such is *not* adopted and
    in any event it would be advisory and I would not try to apply
    it to essentially external code.

 o Code with names and comments in Norwegian, or any
    non-English language is going to be harder to support.  If
    it just works this might not matter, and if there is a developer
    who does understand it who is willing to support it that is great.
    I would not be inclined to exclude code just because the
    comments and variables are in a different language  -
    particularly in a driver where expectations are often more relaxed
    than in the core.

 o I was unable to determine very quickly how large the FYBA
   code is.  Pulling sublibraries directly into GDAL have upsides
   and downsides, but I'm less inclined to do so for a relatively
   niche format or if the amount of code being pulled in is large,
   or if some apps are likely to also link to external versions.
   Assuming the FYBA code is modest is size I'd be ok with
   pulling it into the GDAL code base.

>From my perspective, I'm inclined to take a fairly relaxed
view of code standards and other requirements on driver

Best regards,
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