W. Chris Shank on 8 Jan 2008 20:03:06 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Config Files (Was: Sharing an Internet Connection)

I'll take even the most archiac confi files over the registry any day.

The problem with config files is that sometimes they can be difficult for GUI tools to parse. Databases like the registry are easier for the computer to write/read from consistently. Well, at least I think that was the idea behind the windows registry. However, I don't think even windows really knows how to read/write to it either. So you are left with a configuration that can't be understood by either man or machine.

----- Original Message -----
From: Alex Launi <alex.launi@gmail.com>
To: Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List <plug@lists.phillylinux.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2008 7:44:28 PM GMT-0500
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Config Files (Was: Sharing an Internet Connection)

On Jan 8, 2008 7:38 PM, Matthew Rosewarne <mrosewarne@inoutbox.com> wrote:
On Tuesday 08 January 2008, Alex Launi wrote:

Regardless, I'd very much like to see this notion of config files being an
effective way to manage configuration go the way of the serial port.

Why? I personally love config files. What would you prefer? The registry?
Who else hates config files?

--Alex Launi

W. Chris Shank
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