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From Emmanuel Bourg <sma...@lfjr.net>
Subject Re: [configuration] Problems and shortcomings
Date Mon, 06 Sep 2004 12:11:18 GMT
Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:

> I applied the patch anyway. It might well be removed next time we
> rebuild the script.

I rebuilt it lastweek ;)


> Do your really feel a need here? If you do XML parsing, you need lots
> of libs anyway and once you pull in xerces with a full Meg or xalan
> with two and a half, the rest doesn't matter anyway.

Yes definitely, many people look at [configuration] as a replacement for 
java.util.Properties or o.a.c.collections.ExtendedProperties, and the 
sight of 12 dependencies 
(http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/configuration/dependencies.html) is 
often discouraging. A simple documentation page explaining what jar you 
need for the configuration you are interested in won't harm.

Emmanuel Bourg


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