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Subject: Re: A tool to support development of GP-IB device support routine.
From: Noboru Yamamoto <yamamoto@acsad1.kek.jp>
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov, claus@vxhera.desy.de
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 18:22:01 +0900
In Message-Id: <960913111628.71000549@vxhera.desy.de>, Matthias Clausen
wrote
>Question on the gdl file format:
> 
>Excuse my ignorance - is the gdl file format somehow standardized?
"gdl" is just developed at KEK (actually it is just several weeks old)
and is tightly coupled with current GP-IB
device support scheme. We just introduced gdl/gdc to reduce a load 
of our users, who are not so familiar with C and need to use GP-IB
device in EPICS. So gdl file format has no relation with standard.


>Nearly all GPIB devices can be controlled by LabView because such type of 
>files are delivered with the GPIB devices and can be included in LabView. 
I don't use LabView currently, so I might be wrong. I guess the file you
mentioned is VI in LabView. I'm not sure if you can read VI from other 
software.  If you can extract information, it make it easier to use
GP-IB device in EPICS environment.

>If theses files could now be used to generate code to access them through 
>EPICS we have made a major step forward.
>(we 'only' have to translate the graphical representation of the device 
>from LabView into medm format...)
> 
>Matthias

gdl/gdc was fertilized a few month ago, and was born just a few weeks ago.
It is so simple but still useful for novice users of EPICS, I think.

Thank you for your comments and questions.

Noboru Yamamoto
KEKB Accelerator Control Group.


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