[Proj] Status of revised lib proj distribution
Gerald I. Evenden
geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 13:11:32 EST 2009
It is not that I have not been working on it, it is just taken time reread
automake/conf/libtool about 30 or 40 times and do trial and error layouts of
all the stuff.
Current intentions are to organize in the following manner:
1. Distribution directory project will only contain material included in the
generation of the file libproject. with configure to be a share library for
unix/linux based systems.
a. namespace for all user entries will be "proj_*" and (following gnu
recommentations) internal routines namespace will be "_proj*". For example,
all projection routines will be under _proj* as they are not directly called
b. "PROJ_" will be used for structures and typedefs and macros.
c. library may contain nonprojection entries such as geodesic procedures,
d. many projection library entries will be compatible with current libproj4
and, in basic support, proj.4.
e. in the case of projection procedures, current character desciptor
elements will be expanded and available for help usage---like -V option in
lproj. There will be some changes in the content of the projection
f. all code and library functions will be confined to C99 standards, As
already discussed, str[n]casecmp falls under POSIX but this is supported with
clone included in library when not available on distination machine.
2. The geodesic application directory will hopefully be reissued as soon as
the project library is out. This represents the "flavor" of program project
which will replace lproj. Heavy on the help.
3. Most applications will consist of a separate tarball.
Constructive comments appreciated but do not complain about C99.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British psychologist
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