RE: GNOME registry

At 17:40 1-01-99 +0100, you wrote:
>At 09:20 31.12.98 -0800, you wrote:
>>I think you misunderstand. Thats what I tryed to say.
>>The only reason the actual file exists on the hard drive is so the library
>>can tell what method of saving the config data. The program dosnt do it. The
>>library does. PAM does the same thing.
>>The program should have no idea what form the data is being saved in, just
>>that it is actually being saved.
>I think that would be the best solution. But the problem is that most (all)
>of the programs would have to be converted to use the library. If only few
>programs used the central registry, it wouldn't be of much use. Therefore
>the API should make the conversion easy. Unfortunately I have no idea how
>this could be done because every config file has it's own format.
>Such a library would be wonderful if all programs used it. It is very
>important that the library should offer the possibility to store the data
>in text files (maybe with an appropriate directory structure).
At this point my little XML idea might come in handy or won't it?

>just my thoughts
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