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Re: config file formats
On Jul 19, 2011, at 2:01 13PM, Matt Thomas wrote:
> On Jul 19, 2011, at 9:54 AM, David Holland wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 12:39:04PM -0400, Mouse wrote:
>>>> Would anyone object to adopting a convention in which if the first
>>>> line of a config file begins with "#@" it identifies the format?
>>> I'm not sure whether I think this is a good idea or not - I find myself
>>> liking and disliking it both at the same time.
>> Someone just emailed me privately to point out that #@ looks too much
>> like @(#), which is a good point... perhaps #& or #%, although I don't
>> like the way #& looks and #% is giving me vague bad vibes, like maybe
>> it means something to Windows.
> How about #== or #:=
Or #-) ...?
--Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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