raster MASKs; was [GRASS-dev] interferring ovewrite flags

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Tue Oct 10 00:19:36 EDT 2006

Is there any way to simply have the parser make a checkbox out of --o the
way it does for -o?

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

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> From: Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 05:04:09 +0100
> To: Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu>
> Cc: Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>, 'GRASS devel ' <grass-dev at grass.itc.it>
> Subject: Re: raster MASKs; was [GRASS-dev] interferring ovewrite flags
> Michael Barton wrote:
>> Back to the original question.
>> I'd like users to be able to choose to overwrite an existing MASK from the
>> GUI in r.mask. 
>> AFAICT, this is only possible by making an overwrite flag of some kind in
>> the script. Currently it is -o (unless someone has changed it). The
>> system-wide flag --o also causes the script to be in overwrite mode. So what
>> is the best solution?
>> 1) leave it as is (-o and --o will overwrite the existing MASK). Is this
>> really a problem?
>> 2) make the flag another letter (Glynn nixed -f)?
>> 3) a different solution that I haven't thought of?
> I'd say #1, although I would add to the flag's description something
> along the lines of "(deprecated; use --o instead)".
> -- 
> Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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