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XML vs .ini format (or, can we end this frickin' thread for now?)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-03-27 02:24:20 CET

This thread is getting a bit out of hand. Here is a short summary:

* .ini format is more human editable
* XML is more machine editable(*)
* we debated this a LONG time ago and chose human over machine
* initial coding will be the .ini format
* [possible future] also parse an XML format

Can we stop the discussion, wait for the config stuff to stabilize, and then
(post-alpha) discuss using XML as a second config format?


(*) "more" is debatable, as a program can read/write a .ini file just as
    easily, but it is harder to avoid info loss (e.g. spacing, comments)
    that a human may have put in there, independent of the program. however,
    this discussion is moot.

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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