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On 7/23/07, Robert Buchholz <email@example.com> wrote:
> Am 23.07.2007 um 07:25 schrieb René 'Necoro' Neumann:
> > Alec Warner schrieb:
> >>> It has been a proposal only ... :) As I thought that automatic
> >>> parsing
> >>> of arbitrary textfiles is an ugly thing to do ... But if you like
> >>> this
> >>> more *shrug* do it ^^
> >>> - - Nec
> >> And the alternative to parsing arbitrary text files is? Why do you
> >> think it's ugly?
> >> -Alec
> > It is ugly, because you have to write an (error prone) parser by
> > yourself instead of using a generic one (for XML, sexps or whatever).
> > And it is easier to format the file in a wrong way and thus leading to
> > sth unwanted ...
> > But I don't think, this discussion leads somewhere ... (sorry that I
> > brought that topic at all). In the end it's the decision of the
> > poor guy
> > who has to do the work :)
> It's not a bad thing to do a proposal, I just don't think
> breaking compatibility is worth it.
> Btw, Alec: Are you sure you are subscribed here with your
> scriptkitty address? Because I did not receive your last two mails
> quoted by René over this list.
No, gmail appears to be too stupid to pick the right address when sending mail.
I should go kick them.
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