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Re: [Condor-users] wishlist for notification messages
- Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 15:51:05 +0100 (BST)
- From: David McBride <dwm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Condor-users] wishlist for notification messages
On Sat, 21 May 2005, Derek Wright wrote:
>the only potential snag is if
>people already are parsing the emails, they'll scream about changing
>the format. all you pesky users make our job so much harder... ;)
May I suggest that you leave the current human-readable text intact, and
instead add the various bits of metadata to the headers of the email
You want to be able to put simple key-value pairs in, so why not do
...etc. In this way, anyone currently parsing the human readable output
doesn't get broken and a regular user will only see the normal
human-readable output -- however, anyone interested in parsing detailed
key/value pairs about the status of the message can do so easily.
As well as using a seperate header for each main statistic, you could
just dump the entire ClassAd description of the finished job into a
single header -- that would allow a script to extract whatever
detailed information about the job it likes.
Just an idea.
David McBride <dwm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Department of Computing, Imperial College, London
Excellent day for putting Slinkies on an escalator.