2009/9/1 Greg Von Kuster <ghv2(a)psu.edu>:
The Tabular data type does not allow for this as it would be very difficult
to enforce consistency across datasets. Many tabular datasets include
proper headers ( start with a "#" character ), while many do not. However,
many formats sub-class Tabular, and probably the best way to do this would
be to introduce support for a new datatype in your local instance that is a
subclass of Tabular that provides this functionality.
Thanks, Greg. So you do think it is possible? I have tried to
understand the datatype by looking at:
and reading the code. I am now very confused - when should you use
init_meta and set_meta, or a MetaDataElement ?
It looks like MetaDataElements are class definitions, so to what
extent can you change metadata on an instance?