[Developers] Table keys in thorn Boundary

Tom Goodale goodale at cct.lsu.edu
Tue Jan 20 09:46:10 CST 2004



On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Erik Schnetter wrote:

> --[PinePGP]--------------------------------------------------[begin]--
> Thorn boundary uses table keys that contain spaces, e.g. "DECAY POWER".
> Such keys are impossible to set from a string.  I suggest to change the
> space characters to underscores, and to add a remark to the table
> routine documentation that keys containing spaces or equals signs are
> deprecated, and to add a remark to the maintainers' guide that table
> keys must be legal identifiers in Fortran.

Why should it matter if they are legal identifiers in Fortran.

Surely a better solution would be to fix the string parser so that it can
cope with keys with spaces in them.

Tom



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