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2007Re: [ploticus] Removing hard limits in ploticus

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  • Stephen C. Grubb
    Jun 5, 2007
      George, thanks for your comments.

      The issues that can be addressed in the near term- I will try to get to,
      especially the stability-related ones. The others are more ambitious but
      I will add them to the list.

      Thanks again,


      On Mon, 4 Jun 2007, George Hansper wrote:

      > Hi Steve
      > A couple of times now, I come up against some "hard" limits
      > in ploticus, specifically in:
      > #proc getdata
      > commandmr: perl -e '
      > ...perl script...
      > and in
      > #set variable = "Long,Comma,Separated,List"
      > In particular, ploticus does not "fail gracefully" if these
      > limits are exceeded. In the case of #set variable, ploticus
      > does give an error:
      > pl: error 1409: value is too long and has been truncated (#set dummy
      > = @_SL01)
      > IFF you exceed the limit (250 chars) by a little bit.
      > However, exceed this limit by more than a little bit (using ~334 or more
      > chars)
      > ploticus just crashes.
      > Is there any interest in removing some of these hard-limits?
      > Or (in the interests of keeping ploticus CGI-friendly) making these limits
      > configurable in the ploticus.cnf file?
      > I've had a quick look at the source, to see if I could tweak this limit
      > anywhere, but I couldn't find a simple fix.
      > In general, I like the fact the ploticus is very fast, and I would not
      > suggest trading off speed for "features" (speed _is_ a feature :-)
      > But things like 'flex' (aka lex) produce fast lexical scanners, and it
      > should be
      > possible to make ploticus more robust without sacrificing speed.
      > Regards,
      > George Hansper

      Stephen C. Grubb scg@... x-6633
      Scientific Software Engineer, The Jackson Laboratory
      600 Main Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 USA
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