[Proj] Proj 4.9.1RC3 Released, status of invgeod and invproj

Charles Karney charles.karney at sri.com
Mon Feb 23 10:27:34 EST 2015

An argument for deprecating the links is:


"Please don’t make the behavior of a utility depend on the name used to
invoke it. It is useful sometimes to make a link to a utility with a
different name, and that should not change what it does."


On 2015-02-23 10:22, Charles Karney wrote:
> One other minor problem I should report with the cmake installation is
> that links in the bin directory
>    invgeod -> geod
>    invproj -> proj
> are not created.  It's a little ugly to get cmake to create these links
> and I'm not sure how useful they are in any case, since
>   * these are just for geod -I and proj -I
>   * presumably this shortcut was never available for Windows users
> I propose not worrying about this until after 4.9.1 is released (if
> then).
> Alternatively one possible action it might be worth taking now is to
> deprecate the use of these links by removing any mention of them in the
> proj.1 and geod.1 man pages.  But doing nothing is also OK!
>    --Charles

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