[OSM-dev] Filename extensions for OSM files

Peter Körner osm-lists at mazdermind.de
Wed May 11 12:48:39 BST 2011

Am 11.05.2011 13:42, schrieb Frederik Ramm:
> Hi,
> On 05/11/11 13:23, Peter Körner wrote:
>> that way it is useful for a program to know, if a file fed into it via
>> stdin will be processed fine right from the start. nobody likes
>> processes that fail after 10 hours because of a missing
>> --this-is-an-history-file flag.
> Yeah, "fast failing" is probably the most useful effect of this. I've
> written programs that relied on proper ordering and would either
> explicitly fail or produce unexpected results at some time long into
> processing the input; if there had been an option to make my program
> fail unless you present it with sorted input, I might have used that.

The PBF-Format has it, so the only question is: do we want to change the 
definition of the legacy xml format? Or would we rather just focus on 
our new bling-bling-pbf-format and just leave the xml stuff as it is?


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