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Re: configuration files

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 19:50:51 +0100

-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:



<mouse enable="yes"/>

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