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Ticket #438 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 2009-11-19T16:51:51-06:00

Last modified 2010-07-13T17:01:31-05:00

Allow readers to report whether or not companion files can be expected

Reported by: melissa Owned by: melissa
Priority: major Milestone: bio-formats-4.2
Component: bio-formats Severity: non-issue
Keywords: Cc: josh.moore@…
Blocked By: Blocking:


i.e. add something like 'public static boolean hasCompanionFiles()' to IFormatReader. We could eventually use this to generate the ordering of the readers in readers.txt.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2010-05-13T10:12:31-05:00 by melissa

(In [6301]) Added 'boolean hasCompanionFiles()' to IFormatReader. See #438.

comment:2 Changed 2010-05-13T10:13:55-05:00 by melissa

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

There are now two ways to determine whether or not companion files are expected, given an IFormatReader:

'boolean hasCompanionFiles()' indicates whether or not the format supports multi-file datasets. However, this method returning true does not guarantee that a particular dataset in that format won't be a single file dataset.

'boolean isSingleFile(String)' indicates whether or not the given file has companion files.

comment:3 Changed 2010-07-09T12:55:02-05:00 by melissa

  • Milestone bio-formats-4.2 deleted

Milestone bio-formats-4.2 deleted

comment:4 Changed 2010-07-13T17:01:31-05:00 by melissa

  • Milestone set to bio-formats-4.2