t_read_special (ul_tecar)


   Synopsis:

      This function is called to tell the TECAR server to read the
      special power supply parameters.


   Declarations (FORTRAN):

       CHARACTER TECAR_SERVER*8 /'tecar-a2'/
       LOGICAL*1 OUTPUT(4)
       INTEGER*2 ISTAT, T_READ_SPECIAL


   Declarations (ANSI C):

       unsigned char TECAR_server[]="tecar-a2";
       unsigned char output[4];
       short         istat;
       short t_read_special ( unsigned char *const TECAR_server,
                              unsigned char *const output );


   Usage (FORTRAN):

       ISTAT = T_READ_SPECIAL ( TECAR_SERVER, OUTPUT )


   Usage (C):

      istat = t_read_special ( TECAR_server, output );


   Usage (VAX generic format):

      istat.w.w = t_read_special ( TECAR_server.ar.b, output.aw.w )


   Arguments:

      Input - readonly:

         TECAR_server	a character string which contains the Internet
                        name of the TECAR server. This name must be
                        resolvable via the Domain Name Service.
			This may be passed either as a pointer to a
		        null-terminated string, or by descriptor
			(under VMS only).


      Output:

         output		a 4 character string, where the first two
                        characters represent the transductor, and
                        the second two characters represent the
                        holding power supply -  each pair would
                        be described such that the first
	                character is the accelerator sector ( 'A', 'B',
			'C', 'D', 'E', or 'F' -  [A-F] as a regular
			expression), and the second character is the
			controller for switches in that sector (either
			'A' or 'B' - [AB] as a regular expression)
	                in the same format as the input argument


      Returns:

         istat          the status return in ACNET format