why use special config formats?

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at YOURthirdtower.com.imagination
Fri Mar 10 17:31:57 CET 2006

tomerfiliba at gmail.com enlightened us with:
> if you are really so scared of letting others exploit your config
> scripts, then use the second, pickled fashion. that way you can
> store the file at $HOME/blah-config.pkl, and everybody's happy.

Ehm... and how is a user supposed to edit that? I wouldn't be happy...

> still, my point is we dont need special config mechanisms, since the
> builtin ones, like object persistency (sp) or python scripts are
> good enough, less buggy, and dont require you to learn thousands of
> config formats.

Oh, and the ConfigParser module requires you to learn *thousands* of
config formats. Right.

I think you need to get real.

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? 
                                             Frank Zappa

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