[Fontconfig] Proposal: the restructure of the configuration numeric prefix

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Mon Feb 15 18:25:58 PST 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 1:25 AM, Qianqian Fang
<fangq at nmr.mgh.harvard.edu> wrote:
> On 02/15/2010 04:36 AM, Akira TAGOH wrote:
>> Hence I'd like to classify the rough prefixes for stakeholders:
>> 000~199 ... reserved area of fontconfig upstream for minimal sets of
>> the configurations
>>             such as: 10-*.conf, 50-user.conf and so on
>>             any configuration files that contains the specific font
>> names shouldn't be put in this area.
>> 300~499 ... reserved area of the system administrators
>> 600~799 ... reserved area of the distributors
>> 900~    ... reserved area of fontconfig upstream for convenience
>> configurations
> why not make the numeric prefix a float?
> the proposed approach only expand the name space by 10x,
> but accepting floating numbers can expand it at least
> 10^7x~10^8x, and will still be compatible with the
> existing structure (I assume the changes to the code
> will also be minimal).

Sure. if so much namespaces are really necessary. from my experience,
it may depends how many fallbacks are needed. I guess two or three may
be enough? so just thought 2 digits namespaces may be sufficient for

> Qianqian


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