Hi Lachlan, > - From what I've seen, the C++ API for version 4.2 looks completely different > to version 4.1.3 - it doesn't look backwards compatible at all! > > If this is the case, are there any plans to update the C++ interface > documentation on your website - or at least put a disclaimer on it that > it is appropriate only for 4.1.3 and earlier? > > Should I even be using this new API? > > It doesn't look professional at all compared to the old one... There are actually two C++ APIs for netCDF, both separated out from the C distribution, as announced in this netcdfgroup mailing list posting last year: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing_lists/archives/netcdfgroup/2011/msg00365.html Both packages are available for download here: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/downloads/netcdf/netcdf-cxx The legacy C++ library hasn't changed much recently, and doesn't use modern C++ features such as exceptions, namespaces, or templates. We don't have plans for developing it further, but we'll keep making it available for backward compatibility. It doesn't support most netCDF-4 features. It was not possible to add support for exceptions and namespaces to the new netCDF-4 C++ library while keeping it backward compatible, so that was not a constraint in adding support for netCDF-4 features. If you discover problems with the new netCDF-4 C++ library, we'll forward them to the author, Lynton Appel. He is generously making his changes and fixes available to Unidata as time permits. --Russ Russ Rew UCAR Unidata Program address@hidden http://www.unidata.ucar.edu Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: WBE-822526 Department: Support netCDF Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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