Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 15:39:38 -0400
Reply-To: Serge Beaulieu <email@example.com>
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From: Serge Beaulieu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: They improved Display Labels - Arrg!
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>So from an engineering point of view, we believe it is much better to
provide a stable api that hides the internal >complexities of the sav file
than to document a complex and changing internal structure. And asking
>programmers to recreate this complex structure from a format document
without the help of an api is a recipe >for having sav files floating around
that are not quite right. Which approach would you rather use?
1) I'd like the choice.
2) I'd just like to be able to create an spss file - without anything but
docs telling me how to do it. What if I am trying to create the spss file
in a nonwindows environment? I want to bve able to create them on the fly
and distribute them to my customers.