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Re: proplib and the jet age
> I think there is a serious misunderstanding going on in this thread and two
> things (at least) are intermixed.
> David's original proposal mentions configuration files as a side note and
> talks about data transfer formats elsewhere.
> Given that .plist format is completely unusuable as a configuration file
> format, most of the discussion here is off topic. The .plist format is
> only usefull as persistent storage format (think of a cache) when tools
> have a UI for configuration otherwise. For example the bluetooth code
> uses proplib this ways - and it is fine.
> You are talking about .ini/.rc like configuration files, where proplib is not
> involved at all. Using lua in those is certainly a valid option.
Agreed so far.
> Now for the data transfer representation, as in David's proposal, JSON
> is an option, but LUA is not, simply because we have no (and there can
> not be any) small C binding to it.
Actually being small is one of the properties of Lua. FWIW, it's ~64 KB in
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