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Subject: Re: pyepics autosave
From: "J. Lewis Muir via Tech-talk" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: "Johnson, Andrew N." <anj@anl.gov>
Cc: "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 09:51:56 -0500
On 09/06, Johnson, Andrew N. via Tech-talk wrote:
> The AppDevGuide also says in section 6.4.11.2:
> 
> > The record name. This must be composed out of only the following characters:
> > a-z A-Z 0-9 _ - + : [ ] < > ;
> 
> Neither description includes the ‘{}’ characters that NSLS-2
> introduced into their record naming convention without realizing that
> they weren’t permitted according to the documentation. However IIRC
> the IOC code will actually accept any character string that doesn’t
> contain ‘.’ or space characters for a record name (I vaguely
> remember adding some checks to the parser, but that may have just been
> for dots and spaces).

If '{' and '}' are going to be allowed, then I hope they get added to
the Application Developer's Guide.

Regards,

Lewis

References:
pyepics autosave Sandeep Kumar Malu - UKRI STFC via Tech-talk
Re: pyepics autosave Matt Newville via Tech-talk
Re: pyepics autosave Mark Rivers via Tech-talk
Re: pyepics autosave Johnson, Andrew N. via Tech-talk

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