As a result of some discussion, I have a revised list of major goals
In the web page:
there is one item under 'New Features for HDF5', 'Explicit support for
coordinate variables/axes'. Item 2 below is a refinement of that
The other 3 can be added.
Consider these bullets a proposal, subject to discussion. When we get
consensus on these, we'll set some firm milestones.
1. Update and correct the HDF5 specification document.
2. A dimension scales API sufficient to support coordinate
See the proposal
for an initial idea. We need to review and gain consensus on
the design, and then implement it.
3. An index object that permits specifying an order for iterating
a set of objects, and perhaps also permits efficient insertion into
and deletion from the ordered set it indexes.
4. MPI-IO enhancements to improve performance, as suggested by the
Robert E. McGrath (HDF Java Team Leader)
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois 61820