[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2409: last call for options keys consolidation

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Sun Jan 11 16:43:40 PST 2015

#2409: last call for options keys consolidation
 Reporter:  martinl               |       Owner:  grass-dev@…              
     Type:  task                  |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  blocker               |   Milestone:  7.0.0                    
Component:  Default               |     Version:  unspecified              
 Keywords:  standardized options  |    Platform:  Unspecified              
      Cpu:  Unspecified           |  

Comment(by glynn):

 Replying to [comment:187 wenzeslaus]:

 > `r.mapcalculator` may create some confusion because is not part of
 standard GRASS GIS distribution (compilation switched off by default). It
 is also not in the documentation. I don't know if the confusion is also on
 the QGIS site. Another issue is that it is in Shell, not Python, so it
 should not work in GRASS 7 on MS Windows as far as I understand. Finally,
 so revision of messages is needed, error message "Calculating
 $GIS_OPT_OUTFILE. Try expert mode." shown after `r.mapcalc` failed just
 caught my eye.

 r.mapcalculator was never converted to Python. It was deemed unnecessary
 now that r.mapcalc uses G_parser(). r.mapcalculator was created when
 r.mapcalc didn't use G_parser() which meant that it couldn't generate a
 GUI option dialog.

 If there's some situation where it's useful, it should be converted to
 Python. Otherwise, it should be removed from the 7.0 tree.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2409#comment:189>
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