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Re: [h5md-user] H5MD developer's guide

From: Pierre de Buyl
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] H5MD developer's guide
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:02:20 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 02:38:46PM +0200, Konrad Hinsen wrote:
> Pierre de Buyl writes:
>  > From experience, wikis very often get outdated.
> My idea as not to keep a Wiki as permanent documentation, just as a
> means to facilitate contribution. Once reasonably complete, this would
> become just another page on the H5MD site.

Ok, making contributions easier is a goal I agree with :-)

>  > In a very pragmatic way, I consider that providing H5MD implementations (in
>  > Python and Fortran, from my side) is a more efficient way of communicating 
> this.
>  > The source code allows one to gather information on these practicalities.
> Fine with me, but as far as I can tell, no implementation currently
> supports all H5MD features from the specification. Ideally the
> implementations should then have sufficient comments that explain why
> certain approaches were chosen.

This is totally true. I aim to have fully compliant libraries, but no firm
deadline on that :-/


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