Configuration files

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Fri Jun 26 22:23:44 BST 1998

At 18:01 26/06/98 +0100, Michael Kay wrote:
>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!

I have a default parser which can read this stuff and then the user can
decide whether they want to choose another one...
>Better here, I think, to use the simple keyword=value format
>defined by java:

If this is already parsed by Java I am happy to use it. But for structured
things like menus we definitely want XML.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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