Subject: Re: XML config file
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Iain Hibbert <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/21/2006 21:46:46
On Tue, 4 Jul 2006, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> ...and we can do this now, with proplib.

Ok, I've started using some proplib functions for passing information to
and from the kernel and I like it so far.  Is there a good reason why we
can externalize a dictionary but not an array? or in fact, why not just
prop_object_externalize() ?

(I wanted to use an array, found I couldn't, ended up changing the context
and now I don't need to, but I thought I would still ask :)

As to the utility of using XML for config files, it is handy having the
internalize/externalize function and I am going to use that, but after
having looked at the output, my opinion is that its not very human
friendly at all so better suited for private database files rather than
configuration files.