[mythtv-users] On the verge of giving up

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Mon Sep 24 18:29:25 UTC 2007

On Sep 24, 2007, at 11:07 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:

> Brett Kosinski wrote:
>> Personally, I'd love to do away with the myriad config files and  
>> formats
>> littered all over my machine.  Heck, it could be something as  
>> simple as
>> an API that layered over a standard filesystem, producing text-based
>> configuration files of a known format, using a well-understood  
>> directory
>> structure.  This makes things user-editable, scalable, consistent,  
>> and
>> transparent.  It'll never happen, but it's a nice dream. :)
> I've actually seen something like that on Solaris. A while back,  
> can't remember
> the details, but I was impressed by how easy it made configuring  
> the godawful
> screwed-up megalithic behemoth of a <deleted> system I had to  
> install and
> maintain :)

Isn't this what Sendmail is trying to do with m4?

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