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Re: Table design for application options

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.comREMOVE>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 21:46:24 -0600
Message-ID: <cpr0el$l2q$1@news.netins.net>

"mAsterdam" <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org> wrote in message news:41c0be5a$0$21106$e4fe514c_at_news.xs4all.nl...
> Hugo Kornelis wrote:
>
>> [DialogSettings]
>> XPos=372
>> YPos=249
>> XSize=280
>> YSize=292
>> IsMinimized=0
>> IsMaximized=0
>> IsHidden=0
>> IsTopMost=0
>> ShowTrayStatus=0
>>
>> (this is the content of an actual .INI file on my computer)
>
> Yep, INI files are in a TAG=VALUE data format.
> There are more places where these are used.

In fact, PICK (and other multivalue systems) is really just a tag-value system, where the value can be tuples and nested tuples. These are functions (which are relations) afterall.

> Boulder is a set of libraries for using such
> formats, both in Java and Perl:
> http://stein.cshl.org/software/boulder/ and
> http://stein.cshl.org/software/boulder/docs/Boulder.html
>
> The OP might gain from looking at these.

I might too. Thanks. --dawn Received on Wed Dec 15 2004 - 21:46:24 CST

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