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Re: API?

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: API?
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 21:05:35 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

Seems okay to me.

I am mostly worried about advertising a stable *external* API.
If code is in the CVS tree, then we can fix it at the same time
we change the API, or at least know that it is broken.

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

I say, work on what you're interested in.  If that's what you'd
like to work on, go for it.  Especially if you think users would
appreciate it.
Ben Pfaff 
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