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Re: The Strengths and Weakness of Fedora/RHEL OS management



On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 12:35:34 +0200 (CEST)
"Nicolas Mailhot" <nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:

> Le Mar 28 mars 2006 10:52, sean a écrit :
> 
> > The original post by Shane mentioned the limitations of sed when trying to
> > modify config files.  My notion was of something slightly smarter than
> > sed that would have no idea of valid key names or values.  Just something,
> > that could parse a config file and spit out a slightly modified version.
> 
> You already have a boatload of XML tools which can do this sanely and safely.
> The problem is not in the infrastructure, but people taking time to lay
> out a human-friendly XML schema (as fontconfig did)
> 

That's just one implementation method of what i was talking about, there are
other ways to get the job done too.   Although i'd be surprised to learn that
XML could handle most of today's config files, given their loose format.

Sean


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