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Re: Linuxconf

Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> wrote:
> yes, it would fix the parser problems because it would completely
> avoid the need for a parser. if you don't need one, then it can't be a
> problem.

Ok, there's some truth to this..

> > The proper solution would be to fix the parser.
> unfortunately, this means placing arbitrary restrictions on the config
> files....anything which hasn't been programmed into the parser can not
> be handled by it, and will get blown away by the pretty GUI config
> tool next time it is run.

So support the full grammar of the file.

> an easy to use configuration thingy is necessary and a Good Thing, but
> not at the price of losing the ability to hand-edit whatever you like
> in the text files.

Are you saying that you've used linuxconf and this is a real problem?


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