Subject: Re: power management and related concerns
To: Garrett D'Amore <email@example.com>
From: Chris Jepeway <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/03/2006 20:54:24
On Jul 3, 2006, at 6:31 PM, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
> A few ways to make editing XML more friendly:
"From the wild O'Flaherties, O Lord, defend us"...
> 1) provide a vixml wrapper which takes a DTD and checks for DTD
> compliance before saving the file. (It would work with a temporary
> file, and could do file locking ala "vipw")
And an edxml. And an exxml. And an awkxml. And an emacsxml.
And a jotxml. And a picoxml. And a sedxml. And a shxml. And
a cshxml. And...ugh.
Please stay away from XML for system-level configs, particularly
ones like powerd/sysmon/whosie-whatsis that can take my machine down
from underneath me. I think XML pretty much rules out quick-n-dirty
shell-fu saving the day in such cases, and I think that might be bad.