Re: Mailing list replies

Hi, Russ,

Long time no see.

This is an abstain, but I would like a daily digest, like ncdigest, if
this pace of correspondence keeps up. Generally, as I am not actively
developing any NetCDF or HDF s/w, I lurk instead.

Chris

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-----Original Message-----
Sent: 17 December 2003 22:33
Cc: rkambic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Quincey,

>     Is it possible to set the mailing list to default to reply to the 
> list instead of the poster?  (Personally, I find that I want to reply 
> to the list 99% of the time and fiddling with the 'To' information 
> each time is getting annoying... :-)

It's possible with a small configuration change, but then the list would
be set with that default for everyone.  Some people prefer the other
default and configure their mail client if they want to make it easy to
reply to the list rather than just the poster.  Please send email to me
(not the list) with your vote, if you care, and I'll tally the results
by Friday noon (MST).  You can just include one of the following two
lines in your email:

 *** Reply to list as default
 *** Reply to poster as default

--Russ
>From owner-netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 18 2003 Dec -0700 09:32:58 
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Subject: the new netcdf-4 string type...
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Russ, Mike, John, and other interested parties:

We have a requirement to add a string type to netcdf-4. Here's all I
have for requirements:

* A string data type is supported.
* Either ASCII or Unicode may be used in strings.

Other than the use of unicode, I wonder how this differs from NC_CHAR? 

I believe the idea is to allow the user to store an n-dimensional
array of variable length strings as a netcdf-4 variable. Is this what
is desired?

Perhaps instead of adding a new type, we should add a new function
call which allows you to store string arrays (as NC_CHAR) without any
defined dimensions, and taking advantage of the variable length
strings of HDF5?

Do we need a new type for string attributes (again, setting aside
Unicode for a moment)? You can just use nc_put_att_text to write a
string attribute from a C char *, so what would a string attribute do
that NC_CHAR doesn't for an attribute?

In terms of Unicode, this is not yet supported by HDF5, so I would
suggest that we refrain from adding this feature until they add
it. For that we would probably want to add a new type NC_UNICODE.

Ed


>From owner-netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 18 2003 Dec -0700 09:30:49 
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From: Ed Hartnett <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: when will HDF5 support Unicode?
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Howdy HDF5 Guys!

When will Unicode be supported in HDF5?

Thanks!

Ed