[GRASS-dev] r.example question

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Nov 26 20:58:00 EST 2009

António Rocha wrote:

> In r.example this is performed
>     /* G_open_cell_old - returns file destriptor (>0) */
>     if ((infd = G_open_cell_old(name, mapset)) < 0)
>     G_fatal_error(_("Unable to open raster map <%s>"), name);
> Does this means that r.example only reads integer maps? I'm asking this 
> because in GRASS manual,  G_open_cell_old is described as:
> Open an existing integer raster map (cell).

G_open_cell_old() will open both integer and FP maps. "cell" is being
used as a synonym for "raster"; the terminology pre-dates the support
for FP maps.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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