bugPSPP - Bugs: bug #20810, Clipboard loses precision.


bug #20810: Clipboard loses precision.

Submitted by:  John Darrington <jmd>
Submitted on:  Sat 18 Aug 2007 02:57:17 AM UTC  
Category: SheetSeverity: 3 - Ordinary
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: Before 1.0
Effort: 0.00

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Tue 21 Aug 2007 02:56:32 AM UTC, comment #1:

>We need a lossless, platform independent format (possibly based on
>POR files)

I'd think we could just use the data file format. It is in fact platform independent, or more accurately PSPP is able to detect and compensate for platform differences as it reads data.

The portable file format doesn't support important features such as long variable names and string variables wider than 255 bytes.

Ben Pfaff <blp>
Project Administrator
Sat 18 Aug 2007 02:57:17 AM UTC, original submission:

The currently supported clipboard formats convert data to text and back again. This results in loss of precision when cut and pasting .

We need a lossless, platform independent format (possibly based on POR files) which can be used when cut-and-pasting between psppire instances (which may be running on different achitectures).

John Darrington <jmd>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 20 Jan 2016 08:19:20 AM UTCjmdCategoryGraphical User Interface=>Sheet
    Thu 23 Feb 2012 07:24:52 AM UTCjmdReleaseBefore 0.8.0=>Before 1.0
    Sat 14 May 2011 04:51:24 AM UTCblpReleasePost-0.6.0=>Before 0.8.0
    Tue 21 Aug 2007 02:56:32 AM UTCblpSummaryClipboard looses precision.=>Clipboard loses precision.
    Sat 18 Aug 2007 02:57:51 AM UTCjmdReleaseNone=>Post-0.6.0

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