[GRASS5] new vector2

Justin Hickey jhickey at hpcc.nectec.or.th
Thu Jan 4 00:03:11 EST 2001

Hi all

Markus Neteler wrote:
> The other proposal to "mi.ro at iol.it"<mi.ro at iol.it> sounds quite good.
> Do the software engineers agree?

>From a software engineering point of view, the proposal you refer to
(included below for reference) seems to be the best choice. That way,
the conversion is handled automatically, and performace will improve on
someone's machine if they write a file that originally didn't have a
matching byte-order since the new file will have the proper byte-order
and the conversion step will be skipped the next time the file is read.

"mi.ro at iol.it" wrote:
> I've used, in the past, a little different model, where you
> check if the file byte-order matches or not the current platform
> byte-order. Thus avoiding unrequested conversions.
> In this case one should have the possibility to write files in both
> big and little endian flagged by a specific field, and/or
> be able to convert them.


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