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Re: BerkeleyDB and config files



But frankly - you dont woryy about gnome settings being screwed in a
simplistic enviroment (read tomsrtb etc). You worry about getting it up
and running again.

fre, 15.10.2004 kl. 08.38 skrev Nicolas Mailhot:
> Le vendredi 15 octobre 2004 à 02:21 -0400, Jeff Spaleta a écrit :
> > Don't underestimate the power and
> > flexibility of being able to quickly open up a configuration file in
> > vi from a simplistic rescue environment and be able to get something
> > fixed, in your quest to build a file syntax and layout that is is to
> > build graphical tools on. There are tradeoffs invovled, and I'm not
> > even sure the benefits of even something simple like xml like
> > structured files strikes a balance to the ease of parsing the flat
> > files in vi when its needed.   
> 
> Just look at the fontconfig xml config files - perfectly accessible in
> vi if you ask me. This is xml conf done right, not the junk that's
> hidden behind gconf-editor. You've got about the same difference than
> between a postfix and sendmail setup.
> 
> Ease of conf is not a tech issue only. If you don't care, the smartest
> tech in the world won't fix your files for you (and the mess produced by
> gconf does not mean conf files can't be done in xml)
> 
> Cheers,


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