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[bug-recutils] [bug #41616] new special field %allowed?

From: Karl Berry
Subject: [bug-recutils] [bug #41616] new special field %allowed?
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:43:33 +0000
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                 Summary: new  special field %allowed?
                 Project: GNU recutils
            Submitted by: karl
            Submitted on: Sun 16 Feb 2014 03:43:32 PM PST
                Category: None
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
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             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any



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



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