From: Dietmar Kuehl (dietmar.kuehl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-01-24 13:17:25
At 06:54 AM 1/24/00 -0500, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>Er, what's a property file? I use Mac/Win/Linux and have never heard of
> one. One emergent standard seems to be .ini files...
Property files are used with Java. The format is basically sequence
of assignments to names, eg.:
name = Dietmar
dietmar.workinggroup = library
Basically the first line associates the property "name" with the value
"Dietmar". The next line does basically the same, although it looks more
hierarchical. I'm not sure whether the Java interface provides hierarchical
access to properties but this is useful in some situations.
It is no magic but quite useful. For example, this can be used easily to
obtain parameter where to look things up, where to put log files, etc.
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