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32.6. BandNoField.attachSuffix(): Join a band prefix and suffix

See the discussion of the band prefix line in the specification for the logic to be used to form a full band number when the last two digits are zero. It is not all that simple! We effectively add 100 to the band number in that case. However, there are two more wrinkles. We propagate the carry, but not all the way to the top of the band number—just through the “odometer portion,” the low-order five digits. Also, a question mark (?) may occur anywhere in the odometer portion, and we stop propagating the carry there also.

baseclasses.py
# - - -   B a n d N o F i e l d . a t t a c h S u f f i x   - - -

    @staticmethod
    def attachSuffix(encounter, prefix, suffix):
        '''Join band number prefix+suffix with rollover

          [ (prefix is a seven-character band number prefix) and
            (suffix is a two-character band number suffix) ->
              return a new BandNoField object representing those two
              strings joined, with 100 added if the suffix is '00' ]
        '''

First we naively concatenate the two strings, and make them into a BandNoField object.

baseclasses.py
        #-- 1 --
        bandNoField = BandNoField(encounter, prefix + suffix)

Then we test for the rollover case. If the suffix is '00', we call a method in the BandNoField object that knows how to add 100 and correctly propagate the carry.

baseclasses.py
        #-- 2 -
        # [ if suffix is '00' ->
        #     bandNoField  :=  bandNoField with 100 added to it
        #   else -> I ]
        if  suffix == '00':
            bandNoField = BandNoField(encounter,
                bandNoField.incrementPrefix() + suffix)

        #-- 3 --
        return bandNoField