s4-param: +foo syntax

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Wed Dec 8 03:53:53 MST 2010

Am 08.12.2010 11:46, schrieb Andrew Bartlett:
> On Wed, 2010-12-08 at 11:14 +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
>> Hi Tridge,
>>>  > Wouldn't it be clearer to use 'server services += openchange'?
>>> we discussed that, but were concerned about moving away from standard
>>> .ini file syntax in case other parsers/editors are used.
>>>  > '+' might be a valid character in the list items.
>>> note that we created two types of lists, P_LIST and P_CMDLIST. P_LIST
>>> is only used for things where + and - makes sense.
>>> The ones where + and - might be used (eg. shell commands) use
>>> P_CMDLIST, which doesn't have this syntax change.
>> In 'valid users' you can specify '+grouname', but valid users should be
>> a P_LIST.
> I guess we will need to add another list type/exception if we decide to
> continue to support the + syntax for groups in valid users (which does
> not exist in the source4 code at the moment anyway). 
> That said, I think this parameter is terribly overloaded, and given that
> all the examples I've ever seen are for @group, and that NIS for which
> the difference mattered is effectively dead, I think we should simply
> decline to support + and & for 4.0, if we can't come up with a better
> replacement for the whole 'valid users' thing. 

Why not simply leave the behavior of P_LIST as it is
and create a new P_EXTLIST for the new behavior.
Then we can add P_EXTLIST only where we know it's needed.


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