[Developers] configuration.ccl syntax

Jonathan Thornburg jthorn at aei.mpg.de
Sat Nov 6 15:44:20 CST 2004


I notice that the new configuration.ccl file has a syntax which differs
somewhat from that of interface.ccl files:

interface.ccl has lines of the form
    implements: cat
    inherits:   mammal quadruped
and similarly param.ccl has lines of the form

All of these are of the form of a keyword followed by a ':'.
In contrast, configuration.ccl does *not* use the ':':
    requires kitty

What about allowing an optional ':' in the configuration.ccl requires
statement, as in
    requires: kitty
to make this more consistent with interface.ccl?


-- Jonathan Thornburg <jthorn at aei.mpg.de>
    Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut),
    Golm, Germany, "Old Europe"     http://www.aei.mpg.de/~jthorn/home.html
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     powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
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