The problem was that the reprocessed files from IUCr, although were more complete, "resurrected" data errors that were corrected in the previous recisions. The additional data that have been extracted during the reprocessing will have to be merged without overwriting the existing values in COD files, except some explicit and controlled cases (such as publication titles and chemical names).
cif/2/ Adding reporocessed IUCr CIFs for the years 1980-2010. The CIFs now contain more complete bibliography, substance names, correctly unfolded text fields (using the CIF line unfolding protocol), explicitely set cell angles, and _cod_data_source_block fields.
cif/ Converting all simple fractions (such as 1/4) into decimal fractions (in case of 1/4 that would be 0.25). A shell script that was used for conversion (eval_numeric_fields.com) is also provided. One file (4/4300051.cif) was misinterpreted by the Perl's eval() function (due to completely crazy error in the CIF file, no problem with Perl), therefore it was corrected by hand.
cif/ Reconstructing spacegroup designators from the symmetry operators were possible. The comands used can be found in the log file reformat-spacegroups-2009.11.14.log committed with the current revision. Only lines that contained spacegroup designators were changed, and all files pass vcif test after the conversion.