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Re: String type madness

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-07-26 17:49:40 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>Branko =?ISO-8859-2?Q?=C8ibej?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>Instead, I decided to resurrect a config file parsing library -- which /
>>should/ be in M3, IMHO -- I have lying around (It's LGPL, but I'm the
>>author, got a loopohole :-). I'm banging it into shape for Subversion,
>FYI -- look in the Attic of libsvn_subr:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/source/browse/subversion/subversion/libsvn_subr/Attic/
>I wrote a config-file parser just like this last summer for
>Subversion, but then tossed it. It's already in our tree. And it
>parses config files exactly like our build.conf, exactly like win32
>.ini files. And there's even a test for it in libsvn_subr/parsetest/.
>It just returns a hash of hashes; the first hash key is the name of
>the [section], and it's value is another hash that contains all the
>key:val pairs.
Blimey. What's the world coming to, when everybody is stealing everyone
else's ideas? :-)

>I'm only pointing this out because adding a whole library for this
>might be heavy-handed. It might be easier just to move svn_parse.[ch]
>back into libsvn_subr. But then maybe your library does much more. :-)
Maybe. :-) I'll have a look at that code, and might use/expand it as

Thanks for the pointer!


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