[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #1978: module GUIs: "or enter values interactively" should be opt-in

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sun May 26 13:44:23 PDT 2013

#1978: module GUIs: "or enter values interactively" should be opt-in
 Reporter:  hamish  |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  defect  |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal  |   Milestone:  6.4.4                    
Component:  wxGUI   |     Version:  svn-trunk                
 Keywords:  parser  |    Platform:  All                      
      Cpu:  All     |  

Comment(by glynn):

 Replying to [ticket:1978 hamish]:

 > (also it seems the above a,b,c have been continually redefined since the
 tcltk gui days, so we should better sort out what it means now if
 gisprompt is to be different in grass7)

 GRASS 7 no longer has any of the "ask" functions.

 The first component (age) is used within the parser in relation to
 overwrite checks. If the age component is "new" and overwrite isn't
 enabled, then the second component (element) is used to determine whether
 the specified entity already exists.

 Also, `G__uses_new_gisprompt()` returns true if any option has an age of
 "new"; this causes the the --overwrite option to be listed as a recognised
 flag in the output for --help etc.

 The third component (prompt) is no longer used directly by libgis,
 although it may be used by the GUI.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/1978#comment:1>
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