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Re: /etc/setup/setup.cfg ?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Max Bowsher <maxb at ukf dot net>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 11:32:58 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: /etc/setup/setup.cfg ?
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
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?
To make the file user-editable.
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