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Re: Inherited properties for autoprops and log message templates.

From: Joseph Galbraith <galb_at_vandyke.com>
Date: 2005-07-01 20:21:38 CEST

John Peacock wrote:
> steveking wrote:
>
>> John Peacock wrote:
>>
>>> I think at one point I suggested that iprops have a trinary nature,
>>> instead of binary:
>>>
>>> 1) name
>>> 2) value
>>> 3) inheritable
>>
>>
>>
>> I think a fourth value would be best:
>> 4) file, folder, file/folder
>> to indicate where the property can be set.
>
>
> Files cannot contain anything, hence the concept of inheritance is
> meaningless there. What you mean?

Well, I'm thinking about how windows inherits ACLs (which
is a similar problem):

   Some ACLS are inherited only by child directories.

   Some ACLs are inherited only by child files.

   Some ACLs are inherited by both.

   Some ACLs are 'inherit only' -- in other words, they
   don't apply to the parent container, only to children
   (either directories or files or both.)

Now I'm not sure we want that much complexity in inheritable
properties...

Thanks,

Joseph

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