DPS Initial Ideas
mail at maxlor.com
Sun May 13 19:11:03 UTC 2007
On Sunday 13 May 2007 13:58, Thomas Sparrevohn wrote:
> Using XML for INDEX are a very good idea mainly because it allows
> "ports" to interface in an easy way to external tools - e.g. java
> frontends - web browsers etc, etc. However there are drawbacks - Yet
> I feel that the discussion about what tool to use as indexing are
> completely misplaced if the only point is that somebody likes SQL
> better than a directory tree.
I'd have said that using XML for INDEX is a bad idea, because INDEX can
then no longer be easily processed with any of the tools in the FreeBSD
base system. With the format it uses now, I can easily grep, awk, etc
it. If you need an XML version of INDEX, it's easy to have just these
tools build one for you though.
Not to mention that INDEX is already big enough as it is, imo. I don't
see why it should be bloated even more with redundant information.
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