Configuration files

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at
Fri Jun 26 18:59:23 BST 1998

>It would be extremely useful if we could agree some
conventions. Thus I'd
>like to write:
><PARSER NAME="AElfred">com.microstar.xml.SAXDriver</PARSER>
><PARSER NAME="XP">com.jclark.xml.sax.Driver</PARSER>

While holding the configuration file in XML has some
self-referential elegance, I'm not sure how we solve the
bootstrapping problem of parsing an XML file in order to
discover what parser to use!

Better here, I think, to use the simple keyword=value format
defined by java:



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