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Subject: Re: XML settings file from settings_list.c

Re: XML settings file from settings_list.c

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:41:14 +0000

Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> On 13/02/2008, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
>> Except for the fun of doing all this, what's the big benefit with this in the
>> first place?
> There needs to be a reason? It will be much nicer setting up the
> config than having to find the find the setting in the menus and
> change it on target. Also it might allow us to put a hidden setting or
> two (probably not), and lastly, it will let us link directly to the
> manual (assuming the setting has a manual entry) so we dont get
> questions like "what does X setting do".

Wouldn't all those things also (with some effort) be possible on target,
and much more convenient?

i.e. context-sensitive help in the settings screens and improving the
structure/naming so users don't have trouble finding things?

Received on 2008-02-13

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