[Nexus] NXgetinfo for NX_CHAR datasets (HDF5 ONLY!!)
Hartmut.Gilde at frm2.tum.de
Fri Mar 26 14:27:16 GMT 2004
i forgot to mention, that the behaviour of NXgetinfo for NX_CHAR datasets
described above only arises when using HDF5 as the underlying Format.
With HDF4, NXgetinfo returns exactly what we would expect.
Why these differences between the HDF4 and HDF5 NeXus implementation ???
This is in fact a problem, as applications in higher layers cannot rely on
what they get from Nexus. The results you get depends on the actual HDF data
format. This way it can hardly be avoided dealing with annoying HDF case
distinctions in higher layers.
please drop me a line.
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