Re: [PATCH] improve config-file support

From: Joe Perches
Date: Fri May 21 2010 - 16:21:35 EST

On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 13:13 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 20 May 2010 08:46:15 +0200
> Florian Mickler <florian@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > What's the status of this patch?
> > Do you take it, or do you have an issue with it? This is a clear
> > improvement in my opinion.
> Joe didn't sound very excited about it.
> If we're going to do this, we should hurry up, please - it'd be silly
> to introduce a config file and then change its format shortly
> afterwards.

If an ".ini" style config is used, I think it'd be better to
put this stuff in .git/config under a proper section so that
any checking style script (checkpatch, smatch, smpl, etc)
has a standard place to put stuff.

I think what I posted requires less overall work and doesn't
need updating every time a new option is added, but overall
the capability isn't all that necessary.

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