s4-param: +foo syntax

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Thu Dec 9 15:13:46 MST 2010

On Wed, 2010-12-08 at 11:14 +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> >  > 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.
This change already moves us away from the standard syntax. Existing
parsers/editors will get the value wrong (silently), rather than

> >  > '+' 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.
This is confusing, as users will try to use it on some of the other
parameters as well and find that it does not work.

+= is also commonly used in other places to mean "extend with", so it
would be less confusing.


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