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Re: configuration files

From: Dave Leimbach <leimySPAM2k@xxxxxxx>
Date: 11 Dec 2003 13:03:25 -0600

Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx> writes:

> -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"
> over:
> <mouse enable="yes"/>

When you see it in a beautifully formatted PDF document you won't think
this way :).

[/me runs away... :)]

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