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Re: Canonical pushes upstart into user session - systemd developer complains

On Sun, 2012-11-25 at 13:06 -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Nov 2012, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 10:48:27PM +1300, Chris Bannister wrote:
> > > https://lists.linuxaudio.org/mailarchive/lau/2012/11/21/194431
> > > 
> > > There is a rather bad smell regarding all this. 
> > 
> > None of the systemd advocates ever mentioned for example the real
> > reason why it uses such an ugly configuration syntax and Windoze
> > format files.                                            ^^^^^^^
> The:
> [crap]
> foo = bar
> format for config files is widely despised.  And this is not a systemd
> issue, even git uses that crap instead of something better like xml,
> or simpler, like the hierarchical format used by apt that resembles
> C++ classes.

This 'crap' is far easier for humans to edit (without specialised
tools).  And *that* is most certainly in the spirit of Unix, even if
this particular format is most widely used by some parts of Windows.


Ben Hutchings
Never attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained by stupidity.

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