Re: Response to ROOT criticism?

From: Rene Brun <>
Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2006 10:32:55 +0200

Julius Hrivnac wrote:
> Hi,
> just one reaction:
> Rene, read the documentation of other file formats (as for example HDF5
> already mentioned here) - you even don't need latin language for that ;-)
> You will then see how file format documentation should look like.
I never said that HDF/HDF5 was not documented. You said that the ROOT file format was not,
and this is wrong. Besides the doc, the main question is: Is HDF5 better than ROOT?
Did you try? Could you point areas where it is superior? and you cannot claim that HDF5 is
more standard than ROOT. There are certainly more petabytes stored in ROOT format
than with HDF5, and also ROOT has far more users.
> I will not contribute to this discussion any more. I consider it
> useless and I'm leaving for vacation :-)
Good. Have nice holidays

Rene Received on Sun Aug 06 2006 - 10:33:04 MEST

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