user profiles

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at
Thu Jan 18 22:07:16 PST 2001


On Thu, Jan 18, 2001 at 08:53:14PM +0000, Bryan Dumm wrote:
> The backend has say command A <make dir="&builddir;/package-1.0" /> and 
> before the backend runs command A, it runs through hash B %user which is 
> really just the user profile in memory... By running through hash B the 
> backend finds out that this person really believes in the make sucks 
> subroutine cause the <make_sucks level=10> tag was set. Level 10 of the 
> make sucks subroutine tells the backend to try every way it knows how to 
> make that fscking package. If I didn't care about such things I could 
> have it set to <make_sucks level=5> or something
> The point being even if <make_sucks> is a bad example is that we have 
> "abstracted" away from the backend, it's making of such decisions on it's 
> own. Instead we have the user profile do it for us. Logging, Error Handling, 
> Automation preferences, hardware, or just anything that is a choice. 
<snip />
> <alfs:config>
> and
> <newone:config>

> are two different things...
> Does any of this make any sense?

Finally, this mere-mortal understands what thou wants todo with "user
profiles" i could never really understands how we could implement it,
this makes a heck of alot of sense now... =)

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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