[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS GIS] #320: the ``default region'' term is somewhat misleading

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Thu Oct 15 04:29:16 EDT 2009

#320: the ``default region'' term is somewhat misleading
  Reporter:  1gray        |       Owner:  grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org
      Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                      
  Priority:  minor        |   Milestone:  7.0.0                    
 Component:  default      |     Version:  svn-trunk                
Resolution:               |    Keywords:  region                   
  Platform:  All          |         Cpu:  All                      
Comment (by nikos):

 Replying to [comment:2 hamish]:
 > it is the default region when creating new mapsets. thus it is the fall-
 back region setting. (if we really want to get into it, native French
 speakers can expand on the root of the word; but see closing comments
 > -> where in the code or docs do you find it to be confusing? The
 description for 'g.region -d' could certainly be improved to explain this
 better, tooltips added etc if you like.
 > I don't think this is important enough to change the DEFAULT_WIND file
 name, or to break consistency when referencing that file. The WINDow half
 of the filename has already been abandoned as far as the user interface is

 > as with #323, I think most semantic debates are best dealt with by
 honing the documentation and being consistent in the descriptions.

 agreed, Nikos

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/320#comment:3>
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