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Re: PSPP-BUG: Problem with command line interface

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: Problem with command line interface
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 09:11:15 +0900
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 11:14:09PM +0100, unknown-1 wrote:

     When an *.sps file is used on the commandline interface, the psppire 
     In fact it aborts on every wrong file.

I pushed a fix which makes it fail more gracefully when a file is
neither portable nor system.

      Nicest would be if a *.sps is
     possible and an error message for other files is given.

We could certainly make the command line parsing a lot more complex,
but I would like to wait a bit before we do that.  There are many
different issues to be considered.  For example, if we're going to
allow syntax files to be specified on the command line, then I think
that should (for the gui) automatically imply the -s flag.  Otherwise
it could open up an opportunity for malicious syntax files on the 'net
to appear, which could delete all your work when you click on
them. ... etc.

     Question, should the test results of the snapshots be reported
     here or in the savannah list?

Probably in pspp-dev in the first instance for discussion.  If it
turns out to be an issue which will take longer to resolve, then raise
a bug item on savannah.


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