[Shapelib] Writing shapefiles from VB

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Oct 26 12:36:25 PDT 2006

David.Gancarz at ci.orlando.fl.us wrote:
> Umm, I'm not exactly sure how to go about doing that.  I have submitted 
> it in the past -- several years ago, in fact.  But ... in order to 
> successfuly build the shapelib binary under MS VC 7.1 I had to make some 
> modifications to the original c source.  Therein lies the problem.  It 
> would not be a good thing to have to maintain variants of the c source 
> on maptools.org.  I don't imagine Mr. Warmerdam is too keen on 
> maintaining variants -- I know I wouldn't!
> Once, I did respond to a request like this by attaching a zip of the 
> project files to a shapelib post.  I got my hand slapped for that 
> (rightfully so, in retrospect, as it is a large file).  So my solution 
> is to send these project files to individuals that request them.  It's 
> not an ideal solution because 1) I'm stuck doing the sending; 2) I'm the 
> only source; and 3) it introduces shapelib variants into the wild.    
> So there you have it.  


If you want to provide the file to me, I can host it on the shapelib
download site.  Eventually I ought to issue a new shapelib release,
hopefully including this alteration if it isn't too drastic.

Best regards,
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