[Kst] [Bug 116461] getdata borks when the first field in the format file isn't (ASCII) alphabetically the first field.

D.V.Wiebe dwiebe at physics.utoronto.ca
Wed Nov 16 02:57:28 CET 2005

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------- Additional Comments From dwiebe physics utoronto ca  2005-11-16 02:57 -------
> I still don't understand why you guys didn't just use my putData stuff for
> writing dirfiles- it does all of the reverse mapping from linterp/lincom/bit
> fields to the underlying RAW field.  But whatever- I know from personal
> experience that sometimes everyone needs to reinvent a wheel or 3 ;-)

I had no desire to reinvent anything when I wrote defile.  We hacked the dirfile writer that Barth wrote when he first wrote getdata out of the BLAST flight code because we didn't want it there anymore and repackaged it as a groundstation app.  Had I known putData existed at the time, I might have looked into it, but I didn't.

That aside, speaking as a getdata user, if these bugs we're encountering are already fixed, it would be really nice if they could be incorporated into the getdata trunk so we don't have to waste time re-fixing them.

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