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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5 PROPOSAL: Replacement for current /proc of shit.
In a message dated 11/3/01 6:47:18 AM Eastern Standard Time, tim@tjansen.de 
writes:

> On Saturday 03 November 2001 00:31, you wrote:
> > Hmm, I'd argue that a GUI tool would be fairly useless without knowing
> what
> > the values meant anwyay, to give help, in which case you might as well
> know
> > the types.
>
> Take, as an example, the compression module parameter of the PWC (Philips
> Webcam) driver. Currently you can specify a value between 0 for
uncompressed
>
> and 3 for high compression. If a GUI shows me that only values between 0
and
>
> 3 are allowed I could guess that I have to enter "3" for high compression
> without searching for the documentation. It would be even better if I
could
> select four strings, "none", "low", "medium" and "high".
>
> I do see the advantages of using strings in proc, and maybe there is
another
>
> solution: keep the type information out of the proc filesystem and save it
> in a file similar to Configure.help, together with a description for a
file.
>
> I just don't know how to ensure that they are in sync.
>
It would always be possible to build a front end to the /proc file
system.

Joachim Martillo
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