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Re: /etc/setup/setup.cfg ?
Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> 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
>> But why bother?
> To make the file user-editable.
More code / little benefit. The average user won't ever need to edit this.
The non-average user can cope with the lines being forced into particular