[GRASS5] Feature request

Markus Neteler neteler at geog.uni-hannover.de
Tue Feb 20 08:07:01 EST 2001

On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 08:27:30PM -0800, Eric G. Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 07:44:06PM -0800, Rich Shepard wrote:
> >   In the CLI version of 5b11.2, the data entry field for location and mapset
> > are 14 characters long. If you have a descriptive name for either of those
> > directories that exceeds that length GRASS doesn't see it.
> > 
> >   Can -- in some future version -- the field lengths be extended to, say, 32
> > chars? That would provide more leeway.
> Next thing we know, you'll be wanting spaces in those names ;).

Hi all,

I agree that the entry field for location and mapset may be longer
than 14 characters. However, I don't know if it is a dangerous

Generally we have to re-check *all* modules when migrating them
to 5.1 for string length. At time the buffer length differ from
module to module. We need some rules for it. I have started such
a list here (needed for PHASE1 - Milestone 3):


Probably you need to check out grass51/:

 cvs -z3 co grass51

Feel free to add more useful rules!


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