[Kst] [Bug 116461] getdata borks when the first field in the format file isn't (ASCII) alphabetically the first field.
tskisner.public at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 04:37:09 CET 2005
On Tuesday 15 November 2005 19:02, Barth Netterfield wrote:
| So, the rule that we chose was:
| The first field in 'format' is always written last, and its length
| is used to define the length of the dirfile. The length of any other field
| will be ignored.
I guess this is just a matter of my misunderstanding (from 2003 to present)
the design goals of dirfile formats. Your intention was that all fields in a
given directory should have the same number of frames. Period.
I thought it was a great way of grouping raw data files (of arbitrary length),
that I could read/write to at will however I wished.
So given your design goals, the current behaviour is correct. In principle if
I have some shorter length data files, they should go in a separate dirfile.
Ok, well, I'm sorry that I have caused you all to rehash some ancient design
decisions. I'll go and stop abusing dirfile in my work ;-)
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