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Re: <module>.prop rename
On Apr 12, 5:11pm, David Holland wrote:
} On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 12:33:00AM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
} > .prop is short for proplib or property list. It also made
} > coding easier as s/.kmod/.prop/ doesn't change the length of the path.
} > Anyways, I have received several private requests to change the name to
} > <module>.plist. After thinking about it, I believe this to be a good
} > idea. It seems that .plist is a somewhat standard extension for a file
} > that contains a property list (see Wikipedia).
} I don't care one way or the other about the name but I have a
} different suggestion: since, nominally, serialized proplib files
} aren't supposed to be hand-edited, wouldn't it make more sense to
That doesn't mean that people can't hand-edit them. Also, they
can be generated using 'modload -p'.
} embed the property info in the module file itself?
That may or may not make more sense, but it would require a lot
more work (i.e. inventing a tool to extract them, edit them, and insert
them; and modifying the module loading code to extract them). I have
very little interest in doing that work at this time.
}-- End of excerpt from David Holland
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