[PATCH] Allow more flexible GPS coordinates for CSV import

Willem Ferguson willemferguson at zoology.up.ac.za
Thu Dec 11 03:39:13 PST 2014

On 11/12/2014 13:30, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:36:31AM +0200, Willem Ferguson wrote:
>>> Currently only the  d.dddddd d.ddddd format is supported so that is what
>>> should be currently documented.
>>> However, we already have a function on the GUI code that decodes the other
>>> coordinate formats. We just do not use that function for imported dives,
>>> only for coordinates typed from the GUI. This patch only prepares us so we
>>> can switch to the better coordinate decoding function in C side (passing
>>> the input coordinates properly to the C code. So "my value" is not
>>> supposed to work yet. I am just not familiar how to call C++ code from C
>>> so the switching to the proper decoding function is still pending and will
>>> happen eventually (most likely after 4.3 release).
>>> miika
>> Would it not be feasible to rewrite the parser in C and then call the C
>> parser from C++ when keyboard-entered required?
> What would be the advantage of having it written in C?
> C++ (actually, Qt) gives us very powerful tools for parsing based on
> regular expressions - why would we want to give that up?
> /D
Just Ferguson's ignorance. The normal flow of processing here is from C 
-> C++.
That was the only reason.
Kind regards,

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