[Simfactory] Adding file suffixes to option lists, thorn lists, and script files
schnetter at cct.lsu.edu
Tue Aug 18 03:01:06 CDT 2009
On Aug 18, 2009, at 08:56:38, Ian Hinder wrote:
> On 17 Aug 2009, at 19:23, Erik Schnetter wrote:
>> On Aug 12, 2009, at 16:57:29, Allen Gabrielle wrote:
>>> Backwards compatibility with various other tools would imply
>> Backward compatibility it is.
> OK I realise I should have commented on this before the commits were
> made, but hey...
> The ".config" is very long; I would have preferred ".cfg", otherwise
> when you are looking at a long list of filenames, space is taken up by
> a lot of useless information (the .config is common to all the files)
> and this distracts you from the important information, which is the
> part before the extension.
> Is there actually a "compatibility" issue, in the sense that for some
> reason some tools will break if we rename these simfactory files away
> from the existing convention? I very much doubt it, since we have
> been using files with no suffix for ages. I would say it is more of a
> "consistency" issue rather than a "compatibility" issue, and hence we
> should be free to change it if we feel like...
I looked in Cactus itself, and didn't find a tool in there that seemed
to assume .config. I'll go look on the web site as well, but if there
are strong feelings we can certainly use a different suffix.
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