[MERGE] Rule-based preferences (EOL part 1 of 3)

Ian Clatworthy ian.clatworthy at canonical.com
Fri May 23 07:22:24 BST 2008

Aaron Bentley wrote:

> Another category would be something I pushed hard for in Montreal:
> versioned *data*.
> The idea for this kind of configuration file is that you store the data,
> not the file itself.  The representation may or may not match the one in
> the working tree.  Then, as new representations for that data become
> available, you can change the representation without causing any
> semantic breakage.


FWIW, content filters kind of provide this. I think it's feasible to
remove the dependency that part 2 of this series has on part 1.
We could then, in theory, use a built-in content filter for storing
the raw rules data even.

Does that sound right? Is that the sort of thing you meant?

Ian C.

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