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Re: supporting http proxy via a config file

From: Edward S. Marshall <esm_at_logic.net>
Date: 2002-03-12 23:00:30 CET

On Tue, 2002-03-12 at 15:20, Philip Martin wrote:
> A non-Subversion app will in general only want a small part of the
> Subversion config. Maintaining a "proxies-only" parser should be
> simpler than a "complete-subversion" parser. This assumes the
> non-Subversion app is using its own code, if it can use the Subversion
> libraries to handle the files the problem doesn't occur. Not all
> applications will want/be able to use the Subversion libraries.

I might have missed a discussion somewhere along the line, so forgive me
if I'm asking a silly question, but why not simply use an XML-based
configuration file format? expat-lite is already available to anything
that needs it, and the general availability of expat and libxml would
seem to make it an obvious choice.

It just seems like inventing a new file format for the sake of inventing
a new file format. Surely some reuse of an existing parser (XML or
other) would make sense here?

Edward S. Marshall <esm@logic.net>                       
[                  Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.            

Received on Tue Mar 12 23:01:14 2002

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