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Re: XML based startup scripts

From: Steven Shaw <steshaw@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 18:10:24 +1000

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 23:49:49 +0000, Marcin Jessa <lists@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi guys.
> Any of you ever thought of replacing the "antient" startup shell scripts with something 
> more flexible ala MacOS X/Darwin XML based solution?

Let me confess that I don't like XML much. For configuration files
that are quite structured, it might be worthwhile using a structured
data format (over properties/variable format). I'd suggest something
lighter weight than XML. Either JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) with
implementation in various languages including C or YAML.


I prefer JSON mainly because I like the curly brackets - you know when
nested elements end and can use % in vim to match them.

Oh and "Hi" from a lurker :)
Steven Shaw http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?StevenShaw

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