[GRASS5] [PATCHES]: pg.in.dbf

Thierry Laronde tlaronde at polynum.com
Mon Oct 20 14:57:13 EDT 2003

Hello Paul,

On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 11:41:19AM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> In the absence of any comment from the original author I think we should
> go ahead and apply Thierry's patches so they can be tested. The only thing
> I would be concerned about is that there are maybe parts that should also
> be applied to GRASS 5.7 if it perhaps shares some of this code? I am not
> familiar with this part of GRASS so I can't comment.

The main things that may be worth looking for are the pieces of code
taken from Frank Warmerdam work (parts of gdal?) since there are some
bugs that may or may not be fixed in the newer versions, if they
were not introduced by the taker.
This has to be verified. I will give it a look this week-end. 

The other thing is, IMHO, to avoid in the future compromises leading 
to the use of parts of an alien library: whether we maintain our own 
version, or use the vanilla one by linking against it. The main 
advantage of a library is to be sure that all the programs use the 
very same functions leading to the very same results: if something 
has to be fixed, fix it once [in the library], and spread the benefits 
everywhere [this library is in used].

Thierry Laronde (Alceste) <tlaronde at polynum.org>
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