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I just *had* to comment.

Having had windows do really stupid stuff, like write the memory dump
from a crash over the software hive and completely screw the system
up, I can say that registries are completely stupid.  I'm quite happy
with named.conf being a plain text file that I can place where I want.
I cant imagine how digging through a binary file to change one
configuration option is better.  Its KISS all over, and a software
registry is definately not KISS, you're adding code to all the
software that has to deal with it, adding possibly more bugs, not to
mention relying on something which itself may have bugs.  What if you
have disk corruption, will you lose your registry and not be able to
load anything that uses it?  


On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 09:28:11AM -0400, Cole Tuininga wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-06-02 at 09:04, miah wrote:
> > This is the stupidest thing.. I don't know why anybody would waste
> > their time with it.
> Can you qualify why exactly this is "the stupidest thing"?  I can see
> pros and cons to the project, but to just pronounce it "stupid" out of
> hand seems rather reactionary.  Admittedly, it's a little unnerving to
> think of having something that close to windows behind the scenes, but
> from glancing at the project web page, it sounds like they are trying to
> away with a lot of the things that make the Windows registry bad.
> -- 
> With a PC, I always felt limited by the software available. 
> On Unix, I am limited only by my knowledge.
> - Peter J Schoenster  
> Cole Tuininga
> Lead Developer
> Code Energy, Inc
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