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Re: config files on Windows

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-03-27 00:47:20 CET

Jens Askengren wrote:

>tis 2002-03-26 klockan 23.59 skrev Bill Tutt:
>
>Random arguments for XML everywhere:
>
>>It's all about the file editing environment. Forcing people to hand
>>
>edit
>
>>XML files via vi, Emacs, or any favorite editor of your choice just
>>isn't a very nice thing at all.
>>
>
>It's much easier to learn one language (XML) instead of the thousand
>languages of the .dotfiles:
>httpd.conf, bind, procmailrc, inputrc, Xdefaults, gtkrc, cvsrc...
>
>And with a DTD its easy to check the syntax of your file.
>
>I have not yet seen a .ini/.conf parser that preservers comments.
>
I have. I wrote it. No, not the one we have in Subversion.
Care to guess how long it would take to implement?

>>The Subversion folks aren't about to stick a UI to edit the
>>configuration file in 1.0. They're simply too busy doing everything
>>else.
>>
>
>Apaches (or proftpd, xinetd etc) configuration file is a härke (tm)
>compared to Tomcats nice xml based configuration file. If apaches
>httpd.conf was xml, then we would probably have lots of nice
>configration GUIs for apache...
>
>
>>Machine generated XML files (esp. those generated via using a DOM-like
>>object model) aren't generally known for generating human editable
>>output.
>>(i.e. no pretty printing, and no line feeds)
>>
>
>Not necesarry. XML indentation is implemented in many
>DOM-implementations. It's really trivial to implement.
>
>
>Btw, woulden't it be nice with a xml based /etc/init.d replacement? ;)
>
>
>
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