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Re: [tor-talk] torrc consistency

On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 04:25:40PM +0100, Anders Andersson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 2:56 PM,  <bertagaz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Seems that there are already kind of a convention in the way it is
> > written :
> >
> > - Lines starting with '## ' are descriptions of a block of items
> > - Lines starting with '#' are commented items.
> > - Items are in the form of 'Item value'
> > - Items sometimes have short descriptions/examples following them on the
> > Âsame line, beginning by a #
> >
> > The last point is the one that lacks consistency. Sometimes items
> > descriptions/examples are on top of the concerned item, sometimes on the
> > same line, right after the item.
> >
> > That would make the job easier if there was a clear convention for this
> > file, and if it was applied correctly everywhere.
> >
> > What do you think? What would be the best way to write this file?
> Sounds to me that everything after a '#' is a comment, like in pretty
> much every other config file or scripting language. How can this be a
> problem?
> Why should Config::Model even bother about comments?

Config::Model probably not, but still I believe it's better if that kind
of tools don't modify too much the config file and keep it closed from the
one provided upstream.

> Also, "if it was applied correctly everywhere" will obviously break if
> one allows the user to modify the file, and if the user modifications
> are valid syntax.

That's why taking care of comments has some interests too, keeping user
additional comments.

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