Re: Using XML to handle all configuration files
On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 11:45:20AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> For instance compare
> ... [XML example]
> (comment "This is a comment")
> (auto lo)
> (auto inet)
> (auto loopback)
> (iface lo inet loopback)
> (iface eth0 inet static
> (address 10.1.2.2)
> (network 10.1.0.0)
> (netmask 255.255.0.0)
> (broadcast 10.1.255.255)
> (gateway 10.1.2.254)))
> and tell me in 10 seconds or less if the S expression is valid or
> what errors exist if it is not...
For that matter, compare it with the original style
# This is a comment
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static
And consider that you dont have to do stupid things like match ((())))))
and you can simply use # as God intended.
I prefer the current style to either of the two proposed alternatives.