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Re: configuration files

From: Antonio Vargas <wind@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 20:43:07 +0100

On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 11:27:57AM -0600, James Frazer wrote:
> Just a hypothetical question I've been pondering lately:
> I'm just wondering what the future holds for configuration files found 
> in /etc (or wherever for that matter) ?  Are we ever going to see a 
> shift towards an XML based config-system?  Or is the general consensus 
> that 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' ?
> I know there's a lot of merit/legacy in the standard *nix way of doing 
> config files, but it seems kind of logical that an XML based 
> config-system would be the next step.  It's still text based, and 
> therefore can be edited by hand (if necessary), but it can also be 
> validated to ensure correctness (in structure & syntax).
> Is there any interest in this sort of thing?
> I'm just curious,

If changing anything on configuration files, I'd vote for integrating
CVS (or any equivalent repository) into the base configuration
so that all admins can have properly upgrading configurations
( http://www.infrastructures.org/ anyone? )


1. Dado un programa, siempre tiene al menos un fallo.
2. Dadas varias lineas de codigo, siempre se pueden acortar a menos lineas.
3. Por induccion, todos los programas se pueden
   reducir a una linea que no funciona.

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