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Re: lynx-dev Config file reader [PATCH]

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Config file reader [PATCH]
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 05:47:11 -0500 (EST)

> Amazingly enough Klaus Weide said: 
> > Some configuration values can be rather arbitrary strings, and 
> > you don't need quotes around them (which makes things simpler 
> > if the strings themselves contain quotes).  LIST_FORMAT: is a good 
> > example where spaces are significant.  If you relax the syntax 
> > now, you have to treat some things specially, and introducing new 
> > such options in the future will be more complicated. 
> I've been giving some thought to the configuration file stuff for a while 
> now. 
> How much change is acceptable for the next minor release? 

The degree of change affects the time of the release - either target a
near-term release, or go for late February.

As Henry notes, Bela (and others) think it's a waste to have two parsers
for config info.  Putting LYReadCFG.c into table-driven form would go a
long way toward that - by letting us move the parser into a single place.

btw, LP points out that the help-message isn't gettext'd (it's not
trivial since the gettext scheme only works for function calls; the
help message is static strings - so that'll take some redesign to
make it both i18n and efficient).
>        Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly 

Thomas E. Dickey

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