[GRASS5] [bug #4024] (grass) d.m, v.in.ascii: columns hint leads to errors

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Sat Jan 21 15:34:58 EST 2006

Actually, I think it is the other way around (check with Markus on this).
The manual page is built out of the module descriptions in the C-code. If
I've got this right, then the updates need to go to the code (I think it's
main.h or something like that). This would improve both the module GUI and


On 1/21/06 12:42 PM, "Maciek Sieczka" <werchowyna at epf.pl> wrote:

> On sob, 2006-01-21 at 12:11 -0700, Michael Barton wrote:
>> Maciek,
>> Again, the dialogs that pop up when you run a GRASS command are NOT a part
>> of the dm/GIS Manager. They are generated from the C-code of the module (or
>> the script code for shell scripts). If you want to report a bug or wish with
>> one of these dialogs and get it fixed, don't report it as a dm bug. I agree
>> that some of these could use better descriptions of options. Suggested text
>> improvements would help those who maintain the relevant modules.
>> In this case, you need to report this as a bug for v.in.ascii--not d.m.
> Michael,
> Sorry, accidentaly I sent the reply to soon. I wanted to write:
> I renamed the bug to "corrupted defaults and comments in GUI" yesterday,
> before you replied. This bug doesn't seem to be limited to v.in.ascii.
> It is a problem in the general GUI dialogs design. This could happen
> with any module depending on how it's manual is formatted.
> Maciek
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