INN config file parsing infrastructure
md at linux.it
Sun Apr 30 20:01:56 UTC 2000
On Apr 30, Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> wrote:
>quotes in the string and to continue lines. Note that something like:
> parameter: "first line\
> second line"
>would result in a literal newline being part of the string assigned to
I think this is confusing. This behaviour is very non intuitive, when
UNIX programs implement \-escaping the \\n sequence is usually special
>Semicolons inside quotes don't terminate the value, of course. Finally,
># (outside of a quoted value) begins a comment that lasts to the end of
>the line. The parser should be able to handle lines of arbitrary length.
Maybe C and C++ comments should be supported too, like BIND does.
I think C comments are useful because they allow to quickly comment
Other than these details, I think your proposal is very good. What about
making a separate package with just this code for authors who may want
to use it in their programs?
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