[pacman-dev] [PATCH 3/7] pacman-key: improved reading of the configuration file

Ivan Kanak ivan.kanak at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 13:06:37 EDT 2011

On 21 April 2011 19:52, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 8:59 AM,  <ivan.kanak at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Ivan Kanakarakis <ivan.kanak at gmail.com>
> >
> > This commit replaces the find_config() function with the get_from()
> > function. get_from expects two arguments, the first is the file to
> > read and the second is the key to look for in the given file.
> > get_from returns the first matching value for the given key. The
> > file is expected to be in the format:
> > key = value
> > Each of 'key' 'equal sign' 'value' can be surrounded be random
> > whitespace.
> No objection to this, but you explained the "what". What is the "why"
> on this one?
> -Dan
I find this safer and easier to understand/read instead of a regex.
A regex can hide flaws not apparent in first sight.
More of a code-reading and keep my head in peace issue, for me.

Ivan c00kiemon5ter V Kanak

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