Lathe tools should inherit the tool number.
The adjust register is more difficult, as there can be more than 1 tracking point, so the question is WHICH tracking point should inherit the adjust from the pocket?
The question gets more difficult with (for example) lathe groove tools that are rotated (B axis) or flipped (around tool axis) when used.
Note (depending on machine) I have a lot of my posts automatically change the adjust (and/or cutcom) register from "0" to the tool number, if the adjust (or cutcom) is zero. (not done on Mazaks using Mazatrol tool data, where ".00" is a valied register). Saves a lot of hassle on the programmer's part.
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I wrote this a long timne ago, but I believe it is still accurate:
The Cutcom and Adjust registers in turning come from the tracking information, and not the pocket. This is different from milling because there can be several tracking points.
The documentation is here
Thanks for your response. I figured there was a good reason. I don't program lathes but I was trying to patch together a post for someone in our tooling department. I gave him pretty much everything he wanted except it was outputting T0100 instead of T0101. He's not doing anything complicated. I think I'lll look into Ken's idea.