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Re: Time to rethink ifupdown

also sprach Alexey Feldgendler <alexey@feldgendler.ru> [2006.08.23.1659 +0100]:
> This means you're suggesting a whole new aspect of functionality
> to be  introduced to udev, because udev is currently, AFAIK, only
> for creating  device nodes under /dev/.

cat /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules

> >Like a HAL interface, or a socket, so we can have GNOME/KDE
> >applications easily configure networks on laptops.
> Why is a socket better than proper UNIX-way command-line
> interface?  (Proper UNIX-way includes producing machine-friendly
> output.)

One does not prevent the other. It's better because the command line
is not really event-driven, nor is it always easy to work with

> As for me, I would personally prefer starting a new project like
> netconf  in C or some other imperative language rather than
> contributing to  ifupdown -- I'm not very good with the concept of
> literal programming. I  believe that a good, solid programming
> style allows to express an  algorithm better than paragraphs of
> prose. (That's just my personal  opinion.)

I want to use Python for netconf and possibly later port it to C++.
Definitely *not* C.

But that's me, and the above is just talk. If you disagree, use C.

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