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Subject: Re: Lesson learned: LINR, LINEAR, SLOPE, R3.13, R3.14, breakpoint tables
From: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
To: Kay-Uwe Kasemir <kasemirk@ornl.gov>
Cc: Tech Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 14:21:40 -0500
Hello Kay,

Mea Culpa - sorry, I totally missed that failure mode when adding the Slope conversion code; we normally try to design the changes we make to Base to avoid this kind of breakage in older applications, but I guess I totally messed up there.

I've worked out how to prevent this problem from occurring in the future by extracting all of the "common" menu options into their own DBD file that menuConvert.dbd includes (like all record types have to include dbCommon.dbd). This fix will go into 3.15, which is going to need an application conversion script anyway so we should be able to automate the task of editing any local copies of menuConvert.dbd that are found in older IOC applications.

- Andrew
--
Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.
  -- Albert Einstein

References:
Lesson learned: LINR, LINEAR, SLOPE, R3.13, R3.14, breakpoint tables Kay-Uwe Kasemir

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