Re: [cygnus.junk] [Juliusz Chroboczek <firstname.lastname@example.org>] Re: [Xpert] Configuration files written in XML
That kicks ass.
On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 12:19:34PM -0500, Jim Blandy wrote:
> Personally, I think our config file should just be ONE REALLY BIG
> integer. G�del-encoding is cool.
> Subject: Re: [Xpert] Configuration files written in XML
> From: Juliusz Chroboczek <email@example.com>
> Date: 16 Nov 2000 19:38:23 +0000
> PA> I have a suggestion: I think that the configuration files
> PA> should be written in XML.
> I think you are wrong. Configuration files should be encoded as
> This will give the following advantages:
> * easier for users to configure and read config files (most people
> have been taught to read and write integers since primary school);
> * easier for programmers to manage these config files (many
> programmers know how to write software that manipulates integers);
> * if other software have config files encoded as integers then you
> would not have to write config software specialised for a particular
> piece of software;
> * configuring with standard tools for manipulating integers would be
> If anyone likes this idea please forward this message to other
> developers. I think integers in config files would make it a lot
> easier for both developers and users.
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:15 2006
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