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Re: cfgtool and attributes

Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi> writes:

> I've decided to simplify things a little bit, and rely on naming
> conventions. The value of a variable is "foo". The help text in
> English is "foo/help.en". The type of a variable is encoded in
> "foo/type". The slash is forbidden in the name of a variable,
> it shall be used to separate the name from attributes only.

Yes, that is simpler.

> This means that I don't have to change cfgtool at all, of course.

We're going to need some cfgtool policy pretty soon - variable naming
conventions (<package>.<variable>), required variables, required
attributes (help.en and type at minimum), when to ask for the values.
I'll start thinking about this.


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