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Re: cvs commit: src/usr.bin Makefile src/usr.bin/pkg_radd Makefile pkg_radd.1 pkg_radd.sh

From: Hasso Tepper <hasso@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 17:50:21 +0200

Victor Balada Diaz wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 04:02:43PM +0100, Simon 'corecode' Schubert 
> > Victor Balada Diaz wrote:
> > >I think /etc/settings.conf is a poor choice for a file name. It's
> > > too generic. Why don't we call it /etc/pkgs.conf or something like
> > > that?
> >
> > The rationale was to have a generic file to put in various settings,
> > so that we don't have to add a file for each single configuration.
> >
> > I'd like to have a config file which is similar to rc.conf, just not
> > for rc but for the system configuration.
> That's a very bad idea. rc.conf does have one task, and does it
> well. settings.conf can be used for a lot of different apps that
> have nothing in common. If you look at windows world, that reminds
> me of the registry: one place shared by a lot of apps that have
> become a huge mess.
> On unix world the philosophy is to have a lot of small apps that do
> one task and do it well, so i think that with configuration files
> we should do the same.
> In this case i think the best thing for just one setting would be
> an environment variable.


Hasso Tepper

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