LinuxRegistry in free desktops
guillaume at desnoix.com
Fri Apr 23 17:41:33 EEST 2004
First, congratulations for your project. It is a very interesting
approach that would solve many problems we have today. There is really a
need for such a uniform, simple but efficient way to set configuration
values. There would be a lot of advantages to have it in Linux.
It would also fit perfectly fit with most desktops (and their config
daemon if any).
I only see two minor problems with your current impl.
1) Keys are not documented. Actually, a lot of config files may contain
comments. And this is often usefull. I think LR should specify/provide a
way to add comments to each domain or each key. I don't have yet idea
how it could be nicely done.
2) Key names rely on the FS. And the FS can have constraints on the
filenames. It is not a problem in most cases but could be one with very
long keys or non-ascii ones.
Also, do you have a Java Preferences impl for it ?
PS: Please ignore those shouting guys that type before thinking and can
not simply discuss pro and cons.
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