[quagga-dev 11688] Re: link detect enable

Alexis Rosen quagga-users at alexis.users.panix.com
Wed Oct 29 12:43:45 GMT 2014

On Oct 29, 2014, at 7:13 AM, David Lamparter <equinox at diac24.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 06:43:04AM -0400, Alexis Rosen wrote:
>>>>>       quagga defaults 0.99.23
>> From a user/admin's perspective, this seems reasonable. But it's already hard enough to understand what quagga is doing sometimes, because of lack of documentation. This would be a truly opaque command, completely un-self-documenting. For that reason, it might be much better over the long haul to not gather unrelated settings into a defaults command, and instead give each one its own syntax. 
> Well, that's a design question.  The command can be made
> self-explanatory (see step 2 below).  Imagine it working like this:[...]

I thought of that too, and it seems reasonable to me, but it seems like a lot of (boring) code to write, and a lot of (even more boring) release engineering to manage for a very small problem. Since I'm not volunteering to write it I wasn't ready to volunteer anyone else to either.


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