Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
Date: 04/14/1997 10:50:02
> I'm actually *not* a giant fan of it. It tends to be hard to write
> autoconfiguration utilities to use such formats -- small files are
> easier to edit than large ones filled with comments. (No, it isn't
> impossible, just more difficult).
> However, that isn't a reason not to permit people to configure their
> machines this way if they choose, which was what was proposed.
Hm. That's pretty much what I was thinking. For my use having one
file makes sense, because I wind up upgrading the system pretty
frequently without automatic tools. If we make more automatic tools,
having seperate files will probably start making more sense.