Subject: XML for System Configs [ was Re: power management and related concerns ]
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Jepeway <email@example.com>
Date: 07/05/2006 20:09:46
> At may day job I have written many shell scripts that parse XML
> property lists to extract / migrate config information.
Um...sure, didn't Henry Spencer show that awk is Turing complete?
But, with an XML'ed /etc/passwd, I gotta use awk instead of grep
if I want to dig out a user's pwent?
The point isn't that "it can't be done," it's that "it's not
commonly done." And that maybe preserving some common expectations
has a bit of weight, too?
> -- thorpej