[gdal-dev] Starting a discussion on style and coding guidelines

Andrew Bell andrew.bell.ia at gmail.com
Thu May 5 08:21:04 PDT 2016

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com>

> > As for the notion of replacing some allocations with vectors, well,
> great.
> > But the GDAL codebase is creaky in lots of places and to get too
> particular
> > about the advantage/disadvantage of vectors seems a little silly.  At
> some
> > point it's just reasonable to say that you're only going to support
> > compilers/systems made after some date/version.  People who don't want to
> > upgrade a system aren't harmed.  They always have access to an older
> > version of the library.
> (Sometimes they want the latest version of the lib for a particular
> feature on a ancient system.)

Yes, but I'm unsympathetic.  This is free software.  To make the system
less maintainable for developers often working for free and more difficult
for many other users for the sake of a few outliers is to me unappealing.
If people want a feature integrated into some old system, they can
certainly hire someone to do just that.

Andrew Bell
andrew.bell.ia at gmail.com
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