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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
>>> of arbitrary textfiles is an ugly thing to do ... But if you like
>>> more *shrug* do it ^^
>>> - - Nec
>> And the alternative to parsing arbitrary text files is? Why do you
>> think it's ugly?
> 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.
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