On 7/11/13 9:42 AM, Stefan Tauner wrote:
This is slightly related to the write strategy
discussion, so I'll
hijack its thread. While rebasing my layout patch set I rewrote the
layout file parser. It is now more flexible and it would be easy to
support more features. One feature it does already support are comments
starting with a # (anywhere in a line).
ATM it parses all previously valid layout files (AFAIK) and it should
continue to do so, even if they are not too common yet. We do not know
the exact numbers of usage, so breaking an unknown number of systems
does not seem like a good idea. We could and should provide a script
that converts 1.0 files to 2.0 syntax though. That should be trivial
Current layout files have not ever been used afaik, except by a customer
of mine who went out of business several years ago. Feel free to just
deprecate the old format, instead of engineering a tedious migration path.