Configuration blocks should enforce contents
I have a module which is an EDFilter. I wrote an fcl file in which I put, incorrectly, the pset for that module in the analyzer block. I correctly put the name of the filter module into a trigger path. All worked fine. Is that the intended behaviour? If I put the module into an endpath, then I do get a diagnostic at startup-time, saying that filters belong in triggerpaths, not endpaths.
#1 Updated by Christopher Green about 8 years ago
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We don't currently have the information at the time we read the parameter sets for modules to verify that the module type matches the placement of its parameter set. However, at the time the trigger_paths and end_paths are checked we can verify that filters and producers are correctly not in end paths and the placement of the parameter set is not used in this determination. If you think it would be useful to you we can investigate methods of doing the check you specify but it's not something we have in our plans at the moment.
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#2 Updated by Rob Kutschke about 8 years ago
This is not a high priority. But it's the sort of thing that can confuse people if bad examples get into common circulation. Put it on the low priority list. If it makes your life easier, it's OK by me if the check comes a little later rather than a little earlier, just so long as it is done in the startup phase.