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Subject: Re: EPICS Base bin/<arch>/ca{get,info,monitor,put}.pl scripts
From: "Johnson, Andrew N. via Tech-talk" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: "J. Lewis Muir" <jlmuir@imca-cat.org>, EPICS Tech-Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:11:50 +0000
Hi Lewis,

On 7/22/19 8:57 PM, J. Lewis Muir via Tech-talk wrote:
Why are there the following Perl scripts with the same names as
binaries, but with a .pl extension, in the EPICS Base 3.15.6 installed
bin/<arch> directory?

  caget.pl
  cainfo.pl
  camonitor.pl
  caput.pl

Are the .pl scripts workalikes to the binaries?
Basically yes (mostly, there are some slightly differences in behaviour); they were written to test and provide examples for using the Perl CA bindings.

I think they should be removed
in a future release series (e.g., EPICS Base 7.0, assuming it's still
OK to introduce breaking changes in that release series since it's a
development series without a production release).
In EPICS 7.0.2.1 they were converted into a makeBaseApp template caPerl. They are not built as part of Base any more.

- Andrew

-- 
Complexity comes for free, Simplicity you have to work for.

References:
EPICS Base bin/<arch>/ca{get,info,monitor,put}.pl scripts J. Lewis Muir via Tech-talk

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