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From Jonathan Mischo <jmis...@quagility.com>
Subject Re: overriding directories from command line (was: 2 problems running Cassandra as a developper)
Date Fri, 20 Nov 2009 03:00:20 GMT
+10 on moving to YAML for config files, as it's FAR more legible

On Nov 16, 2009, at 9:54 AM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:

> 2009/11/16 Ted Zlatanov <tzz@lifelogs.com>:
>> - 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 --
> http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/RunningCassandra -- 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
>> (http://commons.apache.org/configuration/apidocs/org/apache/commons/configuration/XMLPropertiesConfiguration.html

>> ),
>> would be really nice too.
>
> I'd rather move away from XML entirely to something like
> http://jyaml.sourceforge.net/tutorial.html personally.
>
> -Jonathan
>


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