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Re: new sysinstall

From: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 19:40:04 +0100

Tobias Weingartner wrote:
Please don't make this mistake.

XML is not the solution to all configuration languages.  Grep and
friends are a powerfull tool (as are diff and patch) to manage line
oriented information.  These tools are readily available, and could
be very usefull to look/manage/change/compare configurations between

Umm, puleaze :)

	Grep is not something that can be used for solving such
	problems.  I do not see how XML obscures things, without
	providing some concrete evidence.

	Thinking extensibility, and the future, XML is the way
	to go as far as configuration is concerned, because it
	puts a lot of power at our finger tips.

	As far as changing configuration is concerned, you can
	edit an XML file, so I don't see your argument being
	concrete. :-)


-- Hiten (hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)

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