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

Signell, Richard rsignell at usgs.gov
Fri Sep 22 05:49:38 MDT 2017


lookin at the NUG, how about saying:

In file types that don't offer native support for unsigned types,
integer or byte variables that are to be interpreted as unsigned must
have the attribute _Unsigned = "true".

On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 1:10 AM, Chris Barker <chris.barker at noaa.gov> wrote:

> LGTM.
>
> "One byte numeric data should be stored using the byte
>>
> or unsigned byte data type."
>>
>
>
>> It too is copied from CF 1.7, and I think its intent was to tell
>> people to store 1-byte numeric data as type byte not type char.
>> With that rationale, if the sentence was in 1.7 then
>> it should probably be in 1.8,
>
>
> yup --it's clear to me, and not annoyingly redundant.
>
> The truth is that char type IS used a lot on old C code for numeric data.
>
> -CHB
>
>
>
>> although I'll go with
>> the consensus.
>>
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