[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2437: order parameters in g.remove window

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Mon Oct 20 18:57:55 PDT 2014

#2437: order parameters in g.remove window
 Reporter:  pvanbosgeo                            |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  enhancement                           |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal                                |   Milestone:  7.1.0                    
Component:  Default                               |     Version:  unspecified              
 Keywords:  g.list, g.remove, g.mlist, g.mremove  |    Platform:  All                      
      Cpu:  Unspecified                           |  

Comment(by glynn):

 Replying to [comment:20 wenzeslaus]:

 > About "use fully-qualified names throughout" I though that it does not
 apply to the output


 You're only supposed to be able to create, remove, replace or modify maps
 in the current mapset. But that doesn't mean that you can't use a fully-
 qualified name, only that the @mapset part has to be the current mapset.

 Requiring the use of unqualified names in such cases imposes a burden on
 scripts, as they need to know that a map name refers to an output. When
 map names are obtained from the output of other modules, they may be
 provided as fully-qualified names, requiring the script to strip the

 Also, an unqualified name doesn't necessarily refer to a map in the
 current mapset. It refers to the first such map found in the mapset search
 path. At present, the current mapset is forcibly added to the head of the
 search path. This is a workaround for bugs in numerous modules and scripts
 which assume that this will always be the case, but it shouldn't be relied

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2437#comment:23>
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