Subject: Re: Versioning config files
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Quentin Garnier <email@example.com>
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,
> > 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.
> > 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.
> 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - cube@NetBSD.org
"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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