Subject: Re: proplib changes
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/28/2007 15:58:42
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At Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:54:17 -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
Subject: Re: proplib changes
> The right answer for people who don't want to edit XML property lists =20
> in that format is to have a property list editor built on top of =20
> proplib.  It would not really be that hard to write one.

Well, there are two problems there.

1. the relatively arbitrary choice of using the enormous bloat of XML
   syntax was made unilaterally (just because other mostly proprietary
   systems chose it doesn't mean it's the right choice)

2. since despite the fact that XML syntax is in a textual format it's
   still not really human friendly (incredibly unfriendly, actually),
   the tools needed to manipulate and modify it really needed to come
   along with the initial implementation, not as an afterthought.

						Greg A. Woods

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