INN config file parsing infrastructure
rra at stanford.edu
Sat May 6 08:59:23 UTC 2000
Todd Olson <tco2 at cornell.edu> writes:
> Russ wrote:
>> Syntax error. Actually, if you write:
>> you'll actually set parameter1 to the value "parameter2:", so inncheck
>> should check for this. (Or we could require that the value start on
>> the same line as the parameter, but I'm not sure that's necessary.)
> I find this to be a pretty scary observation ... I think it will lead
> to a *lot* of administrator errors.
Okay, maybe it's necessary; thinking about it some more, I agree with you.
It shouldn't cause any problems to require that the value start on the
same line as the parameter tag. I don't believe complete independence of
the syntax from newlines is a good idea because people editing the files
do think in terms of newlines, as much as I like whitespace-independent
syntaxes in general. I do want a way of putting two parameters on the
same line, though, although I suppose it's less important than a lot of
the other parser features.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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