Subject: Re: syntax ideas solicited
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/24/2001 13:17:26 (Perry E. Metzger) writes:
> Any ideas on an appropriate character, or alternate syntaxes, or ideas
> on prior art, or just plain ideas?

Something based on a (variable,value) pair is both readable and
doesn't make another character off limits.  eg.

CATCHUP=no 46   3 * * * /home/wolfgang/bin/daily
CATCHUP=yes 51   3 * * 6 /home/wolfgang/bin/weekly

One immediate use of a multi-valued variable might be to add a
run-once, run-all-missed, run-delayed, ignore-missed etc option.

       Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
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