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Re: apache commons configuration
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On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:24 AM, Steve Loughran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On 24/08/10 10:43, Thomas Koch wrote:
>> Hi,
>> just out of curiosity: Is there any particular reason, why Hadoop projects
>> or
>> ZooKeeper do not use apache commons configuration[1]?
>> I'm just evaluating it for an internal project. Would you recommend it or
>> not?
>> I imagine, that it could help to make projects configurable either via XML
>> or
>> INI files. Some people may prefer one or the other.
>> [1] http://commons.apache.org/configuration/
> Someone's discussed it, I'm against because (a) there's a lot of historical
> configuration stuff in there, (b) ini files are less flexible than XML, (c)
> neither of them are very dynamic. when the NN goes down and you want the DNs
> to reconnect to a different host, how do you do that when all data is read
> at start time?