unknown field attributes should not be an error

Bug #1349546 reported by mdavidsaver
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Andrew Johnson

Bug Description

The Perl based DBD field parser is too strict. While the C parser will silently ignore unknown recordtype field attributes, the Perl parser treats this as an error (eg. add_attribute() in src/tools/DBD/Recfield.pm). This unnecessarily removes a place for forward compatibility.

I think this needs to be addressed before the next 3.15 release.

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mdavidsaver (mdavidsaver) wrote :

It looks like a fix was made.

Changed in epics-base:
assignee: nobody → Andrew Johnson (anj)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
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Ralph Lange (ralph-lange) wrote :


This has been fixed by Andrew on the 3.15 branch at revision 12522.
It has been released at

Changed in epics-base:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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