Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:03:14 -0400 From: David Jones <jonesd@...umbus.rr.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Cc: David Jones <jonesd@...umbus.rr.com> Subject: Re: #include "john.conf2" (a wish list item) On Aug 27, 2011, at 10:20 AM, Solar Designer wrote: > I am not sure whether we want these directives to look like comments at > all or maybe not. What are our reasons to make them comment-like? Just > that it's the way it's done in the C preprocessor? OK, I identified one > more reason - not introducing a new character that may sometimes need to > be escaped The idea comes from server side includes on web servers, where the SSI directives are embedded in HTML comments but are flagged by a # being the first character. I didn't suggest just ## because I could see the case where that is legitimate comment style (i.e. header blocks). I think ideally you'd want a syntax aborts JtR with an error if encountered by an old version, since it likely will do the wrong think if an include isn't performed. >>Dave
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