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Re: Objections to converting bsd-family-tree to a dot file
On Thu, 14 Dec 2017, 20:15-0800, Eitan Adler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been attempting to maintain bsd-family-tree (available as
> share/misc/bsd-family-tree) as a plain text file across 3 different
> operating systems: NetBSD, DragonFly, and FreeBSD.
> It has to be maintained by hand, and can't be parsed to do anything
> more useful (like turn it into an image). In addition, formatting
> differences between the different projects have led to minor
> differenes that are difficult to merge.
> I'd like to turn this into into a dot file
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOT_(graph_description_language)) which
> is a more natural format for a graph.
How does this solve the maintanance issue across different OSes?
> Any objections? It isn't used for much beyond documentation so
> changing the format isn't expected to cause any negative effects.
Today it is very simple plaintext thing. For me, the complexity will
overweight the value of this file.
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