Re: Another conversion question for Russ

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> > You're right, loss of precision is not an overflow.  Again, the
> > C/Fortran assignment model is followed, in which there is no error or
> > warning when trying to assign a float value to an int, merely
> > truncation.
>     Ok, I'll include a parameter in the callback call that indicates why the
> callback routine was called (overflow, loss of precision, etc.), which should
> allow the nc4 overflow routine to make the correct judgement call.

Great, that's ideal.  Glenn and I originally argued about how netCDF
should handle this and eventually concluded that in the rare case that
users request floating point data as integers, they know what they're
doing and want it truncated.


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Greetings to HDF HQ from NetCDFville.

I wonder how often you guys have to change the underlying binary
format of the data in support of new releases of HDF5?

And is there some format version number in the data file? I presume
there is.



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