>Yes, this is an opportunity to point out that it is possible to create
>netCDF files with netCDF library calls that ncdump and ncgen cannot handle
>correctly, and to explain why......
> CDL names for variables, attributes, and dimensions may be any
> combination of alphabetic or numeric characters as well as `_' and `-'
> characters, but names beginning with `_' are reserved...
Perhaps a way to loosen this requirement is to enclose all tokens
in double quotes and then use the "" scheme to get an embedded double
I can see the possible utility of using a more general set than
ascii for such names, eg. rich text format.