Michael Tiller wrote:
John Caron wrote:
I would reccomend to always make dimensions shared, the only possible
exception is for char lengths.
The reason its there is to support other file formats that often dont
share dimension, eg HDF.
public Dimension addDimension(String dimName, int length);
unless its the unlimited dimension, in which case you need the other one.
Not to nitpick, but the example in the User's guide uses
addDimension(String dimName, int length) where length=-1 to indicate an
unlimited dimension. This seems perfectly natural to me (i.e. an
unlimited dimension having an exceptional value to indicate its
unlimited nature). But your statements here + my experience indicates
that the user's guide is wrong (which would be a shame since I like the
user's guide approach).
Am I missing something?
user guide is very old, it will get rewritten Real Soon Now.