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Re: [h5md-user] Conventions/Modules

From: Peter Colberg
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] Conventions/Modules
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:58:31 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 04:03:43PM +0200, Konrad Hinsen wrote:
> I think it is useful to have a list of modules in "h5md". First of
> all, it provides a single place to store module information (name,
> version number, maybe more in the future) in a standard layout. Second,
> it makes a clear distinction between an extension to H5MD and some
> data that sits next to "H5MD" by accident (or even mistake). Third,
> it is the most economic approach for modules that do not need any
> additional storage, i.e. a module that specifies unit formats.

All points are well made.

Especially the first one, that a module carries a version number,
which supports domain-specific module specifications, and adherence
of module data to specific versions of those specifications.

(The name is not that important, but I like "modules".)


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