On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 03:21:20PM +0000, Darren J Moffat wrote:
> Ceri Davies wrote:
>> I'd like to request a sponsor for bug 6339753, allowing nsswitch files
>> backends to use comments.
>> The fix is seemingly trivial but I particularly want guidance on whether
>> comments should only be allowed when they begin a new line, in order to
>> avoid breaking existing databases.
> I think this is quite a big issue.
> There is no defined comment char for some of these databases, including 
> /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.  "Fixing" this effectively introduces a 
> comment char.  On the other hand for databases like user_attr(4), 
> exec_attr(4), prof_attr(4) there is a defined comment char (and it is '#').

Most of the databases have "comment fields" anyway, so I'd be perfectly
happy to see this marked as a Will Not Fix too (not that that means the
submitter will, but that's not my problem).

That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                  -- Moliere
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