From: John P. Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Mon 22 Jul 2002 - 15:54:42 IST
On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 03:48:54PM +0100, Justin MacCarthy mentioned:
> Never having to support a large network myself, I know very little about
> this.. but what do lex & yacc have to do with anything ?
> These are language parsers, used to build complilers / interptreters and
> the like???!!!
Bind configs are one sort of file.
I think the person asking Kevin the question would like to have a nice
config language like:
hosts: www mail arse smeg twitter
and then using lex & yacc, they could write a program that converts
between that config file, and the tedious bind configs, and maybe even
auto-generate a reverse DNS config file while they are at it.
Personally, I think they are demented. It's much more a job for something
simple like Sed or Awk. People using lex & yacc just because they can make
baby jesus cry.
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