[ Please don't Cc: public replies to me. ] Mark Baker: > Having your database seems like a reasonable idea, but it needs to be plain > text which might be slow It's fast enough. When I wrote my cfgtool, I timed it, and on my 90 MHz Pentium, it does a `get' in about 0.01 seconds. If a system is running any form of cfgtool a hundred times a second, something is seriously broken. Assuming the syntax is simple, and there's no need for complexity, a hand-written parser can be lightning fast, and all the time is spent in starting the program, and reading the file. Changes are somewhat slower, but they are extremely rare. -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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