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Subject: RE: proposed RTYP field
From: Jeff Hill <johill@lanl.gov>
To: "'Pete Jemian'" <jemian@arev.uni.aps.anl.gov>, "mrk@aps.anl.gov" <mrk@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 14:40:23 -0700
> > Your proposal is one way to handle the problem (yet another dbCommon
> > field???). It does, however, require that the client take a channel
> > name, strip off the field, append "RTYP", and do a search and get. Maybe
> > this is an OK interim solution. Another possibility is too see if some
> > changes to dbAccess and ca can make it possible to just ask CA directly
> > for the record type just like you can now ask for native type, native
> > count, etc.
> 
> How is this simpler for the end user?  Seems like this makes more
> work.  Better to provide a record field, then end users can access the
> .RTYP field through a caget call.

In fact this really makes it easier for generic programs such as dm and cau
(and for the users of these programs).


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Re: proposed RTYP field Marty Kraimer

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