Subject: Re: proposed: changes to "etc" (?)
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/12/1997 00:15:39
>> 1. A user mode configuration library that uses a protected
>> binary file. (a *gasp* registry)
PLEASE DON'T DO THIS.
I keep hearing this from the NT heads that somehow "the registry" is
a big win over (pick your favourite explitive) flat files.
On Win/* perhaps that is so. I also keep hearing horror stories
about corrupted registries and critical but undocumented settings...
but again that's Win/*
But we are not discussing Win/* here, we are talking about a
system which at the very least has RCS and probably has CVS.
In that environment a "registry" has all sorts of deficiencies wrt
backing out changes history logs etc. compared to a flat file and CVS.