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Re: API?

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: API?
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 12:46:35 +0800
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On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 10:59:48AM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
     > There are some drawbacks to this approach, and the API which you're
     > asking about would certainly suit your purpose better, and it has been
     > discussed before.  My proposal is to release a shared library (and
     > possibly  a perl module too) which can be used to directly read/write
     > system files.  Ben, the PSPP maintainer, however is reluctant to
     > support such a library until the PSPP code is more stable.
     For what it's worth, I still feel that way.
     We get a fair number of requests for "file conversion" type
     utilities.  I wonder if we should add a utility for doing that to
     the PSPP codebase.
Most of these requests come from people who are setting up on line web
surveys, and want to make the results available as spss files.  Hence,
my idea of a perl module.  How would you feel about a perl module
(essentially perl bindings for dictionary.h and sfm-write.h) but
statically linked to a pspp library?

On the other hand this seems somewhat tangential to the aims of the PSPP 


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