In this constructor, only a few fields are filled in.
The others will be added later depending on the content
of the raw encounter record; see Section 74.1, “Design notes for the
# - - - B a s e E n c o u n t e r . _ _ i n i t _ _ - - - def __init__(self, compiler): '''Constructor for BaseEncounter. '''
First we store the single argument.
#-- 1 -- self.compiler = compiler
Next we set up the
station attributes. If the compiler is working
on a multi-station location, we can copy the
.location value from the compiler, and the
.station will be filled in later from the input
record. If it is a single-station set, we also copy the
.station value from the compiler.
#-- 2 -- # [ if compiler.station is None -> # self.location := compiler.location # else -> # self.location := compiler.station.loc # self.station := compiler.station ]
In previous years, we had to enter sets whose station
and/or location were not in the stations authority
file. The current design assumes that never happens.
If we have to handle this case, one way would be to
replace the current
.station fields with fields named
handle only the codes used in the data. The user
will still get an error message about the undefined
The only other required attribute is
.captureCode; that will be filled in during
processing of the input record.