Re: XML as a standard UNIX config file format (Re: Caldera installation - something Debian should learn)
On Fri, Apr 23, 1999 at 02:57:07PM -0000, Robert Woodcock wrote:
> Robin Stephenson wrote:
> >The disadvantage, of course, is that *every* program would have to
> >be ported to use XML as its config file format.
The other problem with XML is that it is static - there are some
config files that include little languages, with conditionals, loops,
etc.. For this reason, something like scheme would probably work well
- it's very easy to parse and deal with, but you can code in it if
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