Subject: Re: Versioning config files
To: None <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/02/2005 19:54:22
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On Sun, Oct 02, 2005 at 07:34:26PM +0200, Juergen Hannken-Illjes wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 02, 2005 at 07:19:11PM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > Hi,
> >=20
> > I'd like to version config files.  I feel a bit tired of the recurrent
> > "bug" report of syntax errors inside pf.files.  I'm well aware that
> > whatever change I do know won't solve that issue, but I'm sure it will
> > make it more meaningful.
> >=20
> > The attached patch implements a versioning scheme based on a number
> > that is supposed to grow.  I think the ISO date format is the most
> > suitable for the job.
> [snip]
> What about
>   #define CONFIG_VERSION	2005100300
> Adding two digits for a `this day's version' still works until
> end of year 2147.

There is a point in having several versions of config syntax *a day*?

I mean, I want the versioning, but I sure hope there won't be as many
bumps as twice a year.

Quentin Garnier - -
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.

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