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Subject: RE: Record/Channel names
From: "Rarback, Harvey" <rarback@SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
To: "'Andrew Johnson'" <anj@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: EPICS tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>, "Tony Cox (E-mail)" <tc@coxrt.com>, "Wermelskirchen, Clemens" <wermelsk@SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 16:03:07 -0800
	Andrew,

 > We do at SPEAR.  Tony Cox wrote a CA server that runs on 
> VMS and serves
> > our ancient control system software constructs with names like
> > spr:zb/xx7(25).VAL.
> 
> Ok, thanks for responding.  Your example contains non-alphanumeric
> characters ':/' to the left of the first parenthesis.  Will 
> that pattern
> be true for all such channel names?

Yes.  There should always be a "/" preceding the parentheses.

 
> My original proposal restricted link type names to 
> alphanumerics only, so
> I can easily use the presence of a non-al/num character 
> before the open
> parenthesis to flag that this must be an old-style PV name.

Thanks.  That sounds like it will work for our CAS.

                                  --Harvey 


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