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Re: Numerical field labels and --header-in

From: Tim Rice
Subject: Re: Numerical field labels and --header-in
Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 04:13:12 +0000

Hey Dima,

 0    1   2
 1.1 2.2 3.3

Then 'datamash --header-in sum 1' returns 1.1 and NOT 2.2. This sucks.

Oh yeah, good catch.

If header names are available, those thould be the only way to reference

I'm afraid this would break a lot of backwards compatibility.

If a non-numeric field is given (say, to sum), it will still find the header 
name. This implies both code paths must be available, but the wrong one is 
being preferred.

It should be easy to swap the order so that if there is a collision between 
column numbers and column names, the name will be preferred? I would feel more 
confident that this won't break backwards compatibility. At least, not as much.

~ Tim

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