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Re: /etc/setup/setup.cfg ?

On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Max Bowsher wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, Max Bowsher wrote:
> >
> >> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >>> There have been bits of persistent state that people wanted to store
> >>> for setup.  I'm proposing an Xdefaults-style setup.cfg in
> >>> /etc/setup.  If we compile a list of things to go in there, I could
> >>> write a parser for it (I don't think it merits yacc, like the one
> >>> for setup.ini :-D).
> >>
> >> Ok, but we need to decide: Is this going to be user-edited, or
> >> setup-edited? I.e., there is no point in allowing comments, if they
> >> get removed every time setup re-writes the file.
> >
> > It doesn't seem hard to have setup remember the order of options in
> > the config file (which would also allow it to remember user
> > comments), so that when we write out the options, we can keep the
> > order.
> But why bother?
> Max.

To make the file user-editable.
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