bugGNU recutils - Bugs: bug #41616, new special field %allowed?


bug #41616: new special field %allowed?

Submitted by:  Karl Berry <karl>
Submitted on:  Sun 16 Feb 2014 11:43:32 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Fixed
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Sun 16 Feb 2014 11:43:32 PM UTC, original submission:

when making up a new recfile, i know exactly which fields i want to have. in order to make it possible to check for typos in field names, how about a new special field %allowed that would just declare "this field is ok but optional", in addition to those declared with %mandatory and %key.

then, if and only if %allowed is specified, recfix could complain if any field is present that is not given in the union of %allowed + %mandatory + %key.

If there's another way to accomplish that, please let me know. (aside from programming it myself with an external script, which would not be hard, of course.)


Karl Berry <karl>


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue 18 Mar 2014 09:19:32 PM UTCjemarchStatusNone=>Fixed

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