Re: procfs problems

Philip Blundell (
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 13:43:07 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 16 Apr 1997, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:

> > > <tag> ":" <arbitrary whitespace> <value>
> >
> > Tagged fields make alot of sense because a parsing program can easily
> > recognize the fields it needs and ignore the rest completely. The
> > syntax you suggest is probably best, especially since many files
> This syntax seems to eliminate the possibility of tables.

No. I didn't mean that it should be rigidly applied to _all_ files in
/proc, just ones that have a format approximating that already.

Tables, on the whole, are already sanely formatted and I think they can
stay how they are.