[CF-metadata] Add new integer types to CF?

Jim Biard jbiard at cicsnc.org
Thu Sep 21 15:11:35 MDT 2017


I like that.


On 9/21/17 5:00 PM, Chris Barker wrote:
> regarding all the unsigned byte talk:
>
> I agree with Charlie's point that the "old" way need to be retained 
> for backward compatibility. but the text could use some clarifying. 
> Maybe something like:
>
>
> ...
> Unsigned types should be used for unsigned data if possible. If the 
> underlying file format dows not support unsigned types, byte, short, 
> or int types can be treated as unsigned by using the NUG convention of 
> indicating the unsigned range using the valid_min, valid_max, or 
> valid_range
> attributes.
> ...
>
>
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