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Subject: Re: Probable changes coming to the skin engine (skin format)

Re: Probable changes coming to the skin engine (skin format)

From: Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz_at_student.htw-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 15:36:33 +0200

On 11.05.2010 15:30, Jonathan Gordon wrote:
> On 11 May 2010 23:25, Chris<rockbox_at_chrisjj.com> wrote:
>
>>> Quick heads up to the changes which are probably coming to the skin
>>> format to make everything easier.
>>>
>>> 1) tags with parameter lists will change to use '(' and ')'
>>>
>>
>>> This will break all existing skins
>>>
>> I can see how the option of ( and ) makes some things easier, but I would
>> be interested to hear what necessitates the skin-breaking /requirement/
>> for ( and ).
>>
>> Chris
>>
>>
> better integration with the upcoming theme editor through a better
> parser. Also means better debugging!
>

Also, the recent new tags expose the limitations of the old syntax
(well, there was no fixed syntax) and therefore create huge inconstency.
Better readability is also a concern.
Received on 2010-05-11


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