On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> A full ack on this, we would solve a lot of items if we could
> forward to have a standard lib for all this. But it will be very
> hard to have agreement on how to solve it and even more to make
> projects move over from their current ways.
I think the process of getting other projects to use this "standard" would
be to put some though into the design and mark multiple backends and
multiple interfaces part of the design. If there are libs, modules,
languages binds, etc with as little dependancy hell as possible, I think
projects will eventually gravitate to this solution. I know I wouldn't roll
my own config parser if there is a perfectly good one already included on my
system , or which can easily be added to any system.
I agree design is key here. However our community generally wants no part
of discussing requirements and then writing specifications in English.
They want actual code... Is there a good case here for gathering
requirements and perhaps writing a specification, getting feedback from
the major players prior to code being written?