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Re: Suggestions

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Suggestions
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 10:23:54 +0900
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On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:58:39AM +0100, R??mi Dewitte wrote:
     I'll do what I can to help on this...

Do you have access to SPSS v16/v17 ?  If so, could you generate some
system files with different length value labels?  A sample file with
labels of lengths in the range [1,60], [61, 120], [121, 255] and [256,
infty] would be great.

Post them here or on the savannah pspp page.



     On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:10, John Darrington <address@hidden> wrote:
     > On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 09:33:26AM +0100, R??mi Dewitte wrote:
     >     John,
     >     What surprises me is that by just removing the truncation it already
     > works
     >     for me.
     > Actually, I'm not too sure from whence the figure of 60 comes.   The
     > spssv14 documentation says 120 bytes, the limit that sys-file-writer
     > permits is 255 bytes, and as you discovered, the dictionary.c and
     > value-labels.c specifies 60
     > Part of the problem, I think, arises in the distinction between bytes
     > and characters which unfortunately is not correctly handled in all
     > cases.

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