Subject: Re: XML config file
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Roman Kraevskiy <email@example.com>
Date: 07/05/2006 12:39:57
2006/7/4, Iain Hibbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Tue, 4 Jul 2006, Magnus Eriksson wrote:
> > In that case, go with XML all the way. Convert all config files in the
> > whole system to XML, have command line tools that manipulate XML the way we
> > now use grep, awk, etc to manipulate text, include an XML parser library in
> > the base system that anyone can use in their programs, include good
> > documentation on all the above, etc.
> I guess this is just what Apple did.
> Just out of interest, does there exist a basic XML file editor that could
> be included in the base system for editing configuration files rather than
> having to use vi for this sort of thing?
> > And the next time something similar needs to be done, we'll get another
> > "one-off, non-extensible special purpose file format".
> This happens already, the bluetooth.conf file is a new format, which I
> mostly took from FreeBSD though at least I put the parser in the library
> and amalgamanted a couple of different grammars that they had. I'm still
> not happy with it, and think a standard system config format and parser
> would be great.
> (please, cut tech-kern out of replies)
Yet another http://www.libelektra.org/ ?