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custom config editors (was: Re: config files on Windows)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-03-27 02:41:59 CET

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 07:35:26PM -0500, Alan Langford wrote:
> As for editors, the probability that someone will produce a nice free XML
> file editor that automagically provides the easy configuration UI we all
> want has to be somewhere around 98%. The odds of that happening for .INI
> files is much lower... someone will have to write a Subversion-specific one.

They're writing Subversion-specific code if they're writing a config UI, so
the .ini usage isn't creating much of an additional burden.

[ well, unless you have some meta configurator thingy ]

I find it a marginal argument to say that the odds are any different. The
config reader is implemented in SVN itself, and writing out a config is just
some fprintf() calls. (a machine-configuration tool doesn't have to retain
hand-edited comments, whitespace, or ordering, IMO)


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