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Re: proplib and the jet age
Alexander Nasonov <alnsn%yandex.ru@localhost> writes:
> David Holland wrote:
>> Obviously you do what you need to do (for whatever reasons)... but do
>> keep in mind that in general, using Turing-complete languages for
>> configuration is a bad thing.
> Building a custom config language has it's drawbacks to. People do it
> very differently (e.g. dhcpcd.conf vs dhcpd.conf) and it takes some
> efforts to write a parser (and bugs may sneak into it too!).
> As a result, it has a high learning curve for both users who have to
> learn many different config languages and developers who have to learn
> parsing tools.
> It's not suprising that many prefer shell as a config language. I don't
> know if POSIX shell is Turing-complete
You can implement two stacks using two variables or two sets of variables,
Thus, it is Turing-complete.
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