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From: "Marijn Schouten (hkBst)" <hkBst@g.o>
To: "�" <lists@××××××.eu>
Cc: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Automation: Making package.mask better
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 12:22:32
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Automation: Making package.mask better by "René 'Necoro' Neumann"
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 > Hmm ... automation:
 > Without saying something on whether it would be useful or not, I think
 > that we should change the format to sth which can be processed easily by
 > programs (XML for instance).

Yes, we could use s-expressions. They are as powerful as XML, but not so 
insanely verbose.

 > To ensure human readibility, one could keep
 > the text file and have the xml one addtionally.

I don't think anybody wants to duplicate work like that. Anyway, s-expressions 
are easy to read for humans as well as computers.

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Re: [gentoo-project] Automation: Making package.mask better Robert Buchholz <rbu@g.o>