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SubjectRe: xconfig lossage
> 1. Write a doc file that describes the semantics of the files.
> 2. Write a grammar that describes their syntax.
> 3. Write a parser that will check all files.
> (As it is now, xconfig or menuconfig often crashes because
> of unexpected input.)
> 4. Extend the parser, so that it can be the frontent for both menuconfig
> and xconfig.

How about writing a sensible grammer for files and dependancies
including clean per platform rules - eg so I can say

(sparc i386) bool "has a fnord device" Y

and make a script to write all the Config.* format files from a sane
input format ?

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