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Re: libpspp + Perl module somewhere down the road?

From: Jörg Beyer
Subject: Re: libpspp + Perl module somewhere down the road?
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 10:33:16 +0200
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Hi John, 
that sounds like a little light at the end of the tunnel ;-)
As I wrote, my biggest concern to start my own project is duplicating
already existing work and ending up with a much inferior and decoupled (read
'pure Perl') solution, compared to yours.
So it would be of really great help if the developers would decide to make
this Perl module a part of pspp.

Thanks so far, I'll stay tuned.


Am 24.10.2007 0:26 Uhr schrieb John Darrington (<address@hidden>):

> On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 08:41:27AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>> John Darrington at one point mentioned that he was working on
>> Python bindings as a side project for (I believe) an Australian
>> company.  I do not know the status of that project or whether he
>> would be willing to contribute the result back to PSPP.
> Actually, it's a Perl module that I've done.   I did it by special
> request of a third party.   I think it's mostly complete. Currently
> it's sitting in a directory on my PC somewhere just waiting for me to
> tidy it up a bit.
> Integrating it into PSPP will require some (not too hard) changes to
> the src/data tree.  One of the problems is that src/data depends on
> libgsl --- but for a trivial reason --- it uses gsl_is_finite.  I
> think we did this because the C99 isfinite function wasn't available
> on BSD or something.  Unfortunately it's not yet part of gnulib
> either.
> If this problem was addressed, and a few other small ones, then I
> think there'd be no major issues integrating my module into
> the core pspp source, if we want to do that.
> J'

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