INN config file parsing infrastructure

Todd Olson tco2 at cornell.edu
Mon May 8 12:46:33 UTC 2000


Hi Russ

At 02:09 -0700 2000/05/06, Russ Allbery wrote:
>Todd Olson <tco2 at cornell.edu> writes:
>
> > Imagine say four groups enclosed in a group and that repeated three
> > deep.
>
>I can't imagine any configuration file syntax that could express that
>level of complexity without being at least somewhat difficult to follow.
>There's always the option, in most cases, of collapsing the groups down
>and just repeating information to make it easier to follow how things are
>working.

um... I'm happy with the group style syntax that exists/is proposed.
I don't see any reason to change it.  As you say there probably does
not exit a syntax that would make that level of complexity easy to follow.

 ... that is why I'm happy to hear you say ...


>[...]
>
> > I am raising a plea for end-adminstrator comand line tools to be 
> > built on this parser you are proposing.
>
>That's definitely part of the plan.
>
> > The point is that us administrators would find it handy to be able to
> > ask how INN sees the data from the command line.
>
>Oh, wholeheartedly agreed.
>

Regards,
Todd Olson




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