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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: overriding directories from command line (was: 2 problems running Cassandra as a developper)
Date Mon, 16 Nov 2009 15:54:45 GMT
2009/11/16 Ted Zlatanov <>:
> - allow a prefix here, e.g. /usr/local/cassandra instead of the default /var

-1 on this, I think it makes it too easy to shoot yourself in the foot.

> - allow passing the prefix and any of the directories from the command
>  line

-1 on this too; we've already made it easy to run different config
files from the same binaries -- -- and
search-and-replace is easy enough.

> A general configuration facility to allow named variables and
> interpolation, similar to what the Apache Commons Configuration classes
> do for XML Property files
> (,
> would be really nice too.

I'd rather move away from XML entirely to something like personally.


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