Fwd: [ntp:hackers] Config files

Bruce Korb bkorb at gnu.org
Tue Jul 25 21:22:16 UTC 2006

Sent from wrong address:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: Bruce Korb <bruce.korb at gmail.com>
>Date: Jul 25, 2006 2:07 PM
>Subject: Re: [ntp:hackers] Config files
>To: "David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu>
>Cc: hackers at support.ntp.org

David wrote:
> ... Our intent
> is to, at least for the predicable future, to have one grammar for the
> existing style and another grammar for the flavor of the month, however
> that might develop. Selection would be by command line option with
> default the existing style.

One could mark the config file with an ID stamp of some sort.
Requiring a command line user to know which flavor of config file
was in use and select an appropriate option is not particularly
friendly.  Do the ``#!'' sort of magic, e.g.:


to indicate "flavor 5 of an NTP config file".  No options, please.  :)

cheers - Bruce (the noisemaker from the peanut gallery...)

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