CASA Syntax Work Week

CASA Modification Request 7C108, November 2007

1. Introduction

There is improvement needed on the casa systax using in the tasking: some parameter names have too many characters, are misleading, or are inconsistent between different tasks. The reordering of parameters would be more logical in some tasks. Some default values should be changed. Additional ms selection capabilities are needed.

2. Background

3. Requirements

Because of the interaction of the proposed changes of the CASA syntax at many levels, it is proposed that there by a systax week when several astronomers and developers go through the casa system and make the numerous small changes. This should be done before casa becomes heavily used by the outside world. In other worlds, now or never

4. Design

5. Deployment Checklist

6. Test Plan

6.1 Internal Testing

6.2 Sponsor Testing

Lots of details to get correct

6.3 Integration/Regression Tests

The regression tests must be appropriately modified

6.4 Testing for Scientific Validity

No scientific validity, just internal consistency


APPROVED: I acknowledge that my request is fully contained in this MR, and if the CASA development group delivers exactly what I specified, I will be happy.

ACCEPTED: I acknowledge that I have validated the completed code according to the acceptance tests, and I am happy with the results.

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Discussion Area

-- NicoleRadziwill - 30 Oct 2007

-- EdFomalont - 01 Nov 2007

-- EdFomalont - 05 Nov 2007

-- EdFomalont - 05 Nov 2007
Topic revision: r3 - 2007-11-06, EdFomalont
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