DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-12
Re: configuration files
-On [20031211 19:32], Richard Coleman (Richard.Coleman@xxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>My guess is something of this nature will never happen within the
>confines of current BSD projects. You would never get enough people to
>agree on the details, and the resulting bikeshed discussion would be
>legendary. This is not a slam on any current project. Such a change
>would be very disruptive with very little short term gain (most of the
>gains would be long term).
It's even simpler:
XML is for ensuring data portability. A configuration file, in plain
text, does not even qualify for this.
Just using XML to write a configuration file in without using anything
to do validation or schema control on top of it is a waste of a
perfectly well-working system into something which just has the latest
buzzword attached to it.
I still need to see the advantage of doing:
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