Necessary Maintenance #13100
art::InputTaginstead of strings (reported by Robert Sulej)
- use FHiCL validation
#2 Updated by Gianluca Petrillo about 4 years ago
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art::InputTag has been adopted.
Configuration validation is not trivial because the constructor delegates configuration to a
reconfigure() method which is an inherited method with a signature that does not support configuration validation.
Currently I see two options:
1. have a
do_configure() private method supporting configuration validation, which both the constructor and
reconfigure() call (the latter can wrap the
fhicl::ParameterSet it receives from the framework into a
2. (preferred) get rid of
reconfigure() in the example; run-time reconfiguration is: quite badly supported in LArSoft and easier to go wrong than to work; useful in a very limited number of contexts; mostly unknown by users.
Solution 2 should be approved by the author of the example (William Seligman).
#3 Updated by Gianluca Petrillo about 4 years ago
This is the comment by the author of the code:
The only reason why I have a "reconfigure" method in there is that, when I originally wrote AnalysisExample, it was considered mandatory for every algorithm to have one. The idea was that it allowed interactive reanalysis of events via the event display. The user could tweak parameters and see the results in real time.
As far as I know, this was never fully implement. The event display has been rewritten at least once since then. The reconfigure method has become obscure. Please feel free to reorganize the code to omit it. Don't forget to adjust the comments to reflect the change. Or let me know when you've done the code part of the changes, and I'll fiddle with the comments.