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>> To: Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jules Bean <email@example.com>
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>> Subject: Re: Linuxconf
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>> At 12:36 AM 6/3/98 +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
>> >On Tue, 2 Jun 1998, Jules Bean wrote:
>> >> Of course it's viable. It just becomes a package maintainer
>> >> responsibility. In the vast majority of cases, the package maintainer
>> >> ought to be able to use the *same code* as the package itself for
>> >> parsing config files.
>> >> In many well factored cases, this will be as simple as extracting
>> >> config.c or some similarly named file from the distribution and making
>> >> a few changes to it.
>> >no, it's not that simple.
>> >it needs to read and parse the config file, allow the user to manipulate
>> >it, and then write it back out again (if the user chooses to save any
>> >changes) WITHOUT losing any information, including comments and the
>> >order of the comments.
>> I believe linuxconf will error out if it can't parse the config file.
>> Craig, would you be happy if there was a built in exception handeling
>> mechanism into linuxconf that would give a nice error when linuxconf
>> couldn't parse a file.
Or better: it would prompt the adminster that is this what you want (y/n/edit with vi or emacs
or the built-in editor :)) ?
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